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Taraxacum officinale


Ditinguished seeds. Member of the Asteraceae Family.


Found by the road. Very popular in Greece.


It is edible by humans, like a salad. In greek, the common name is "radiki". The pappi ( flower structure) is called, "kleftis" (thief) and according to tradition you make a wish and blow the seeds in the air, in hope of making it true.

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Evina Karasavva
Evina Karasavva 8 years ago

Thank you very much!! I have already joined the mission.. But since i try capturing urban plants.. i 'm not always sure if they can be classified as greek species.. Any help on ID suggestions is more than welcomed!!

kyros.v 8 years ago

Nice photo!
It is indeed edible as a salad, very tasty and extremely good for you!

You may want to join this mission that I discovered about organisms in Greece:

Evina Karasavva
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Evina Karasavva

Θεσσαλονίκη, Περιφέρεια Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, Greece

Spotted on Oct 25, 2011
Submitted on Nov 7, 2011

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