Taraxacum officinale - Plant
Description for Taraxacum officinale
Dandelion is a perennial plant growing almost everywhere, which can reach 38 cm in height. This plant has only basal leaves. Each leaf is toothed or lobed. The flower-heads are up to 4.5 cm wide, yellow. The florets number 40 to over 100 per head, that are yellow or orange-yellow in color.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Dandelion, Pitachumki, Dudhi, Baran, dudal, Dudh-batthal, Dudhal, Kaadu shaavanthi, Han, Dugddhapheni, Dugdhapheni, Lootari, Payasvini, Patri, Bathur||orange-yellow||April - September||8 to 12 inches||easy to grow|
Planting and care
A very easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils, though it prefers a well-drained humus-rich neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or light shade.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||7â€“34Â°C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Taraxacum officinale
- Grow a less bitter variety.
- Try growing Dandelions in the shade.
- To reduce bitterness, harvest Dandelion leaves early.
Typical uses of Taraxacum officinale
Special features: Benefit of growing Dandelions:It is a perennial. After you harvest the plant it will grow back the same season, year after year.
Culinary use: Dandelion wine - Delicious
Dandelion smoothies - They're rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
Dandelion tea - This brew may reduce blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, aid in digestion and help control premenstrual cramps.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: To treat infections, bile and liver problems, and as a diuretic.
For increasing appetite, and as a plant bitter for improving digestion.