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Taraxacum Officinale

Botanical Name:

Taraxacum officinale

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Sandy, Loamy, Rich, pH 4.2-8.3
Heat Tolerant
86°F / 30°C
Cold Tolerant
-20.2°F / -29°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennial, Edible, Wildflower

Lifespan

Perennial Zones 3-10

Plant Height

0.2-0.6 ft / 6-18 cm

Flower

Bright yellow ray flowers with toothed tips, appear throughout the year on second-year plants.

Fruit

Fluffy round seeds heads are dispersed by wind.

Benefits
Ornamental

This ubiquitous yellow flower seems to spring up overnight to create a cheerful floral display followed by billowy seed heads floating on long stalks above the ground.

Attracts

Bees

Pollinators

Warning

May cause dermatitis on contact.

Taxonomy

Order

Asterales

Family

Asteraceae – Aster family

Genus

Taraxacum

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