Other common names:
Other scientific names:
Leontodon taraxacum, Taraxacum dens-leonis, Taraxacum taraxacum, Taraxacum vulgare
Composite Family (Asteraceae)
Marsh Dandelion (Taraxacum palustre) - Sepals are not recurved downward.
Red-seeded Dandelion (Taraxacum laevigatum)
Spring, Summer, Autumn; Yellow; 7 or more parts (petals)
Fields and Open Areas
The roots are edible, when dried and used as a coffee substitute. The young leaves are good salad and cooked greens.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 362
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: : of the shops
Dandelions: Pure Gold?, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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Range Map is at the bottom of the page
Range map for Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.
(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website
and is displayed here in accordance with their