Taraxacum officinale - Plant

Dandelions are surprising source of nutrients. They contain vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, riboflavin, beta carotene and fiber.
They are actually more nutritious than most of the fruits and vegetables you can buy in the grocery store.

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About 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Dandelion, Pitachumki, Dudhi, Baran, dudal, Dudh-batthal, Dudhal, Kaadu shaavanthi, Han, Dugddhapheni, Dugdhapheni, Lootari, Payasvini, Patri, Bathur
Maximum Reachable Height 8 to 12 inches
Flower Colour orange-yellow
Bloom Time April - September
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Grow a less bitter variety.
  • Try growing Dandelions in the shade.
  • To reduce bitterness, harvest Dandelion leaves early.

    Taraxacum officinale 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.

    Sunlight Full Sun
    Watering medium
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature 7–34°C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Taraxacum officinale special feature

    Benefit of growing Dandelions:It is a perennial. After you harvest the plant it will grow back the same season, year after year.

    Taraxacum officinale uses

    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

    Culinary Use:

    • Dandelion wine - DeliciousDandelion saladDandelion smoothies - They're rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidantsDandelion tea - This brew may reduce blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, aid in digestion and help control premenstrual cramps

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Taraxacum officinale ?

    Taraxacum officinale is commonly known as Dandelion, Pitachumki, Dudhi, Baran, dudal, Dudh-batthal, Dudhal, Kaadu shaavanthi, Han, Dugddhapheni, Dugdhapheni, Lootari, Payasvini, Patri, Bathur

    How tall do Taraxacum officinale grow?

    On average Taraxacum officinale grows 8 to 12 inches

    What color are Taraxacum officinale ?

    A Taraxacum officinale plant bears flowers of color orange-yellow

    When Taraxacum officinale blooms?

    With enough light, Taraxacum officinale may produce orange-yellow flowers in April - September

    How hard is Taraxacum officinale to grow?

    A Taraxacum officinale is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Taraxacum officinale need?

    A Taraxacum officinale prefers Full Sun

    How much water does a Taraxacum officinale need?

    A Taraxacum officinale prefers watering medium

    What kind of soil does a Taraxacum officinale need?

    A Taraxacum officinale prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Taraxacum officinale like?

    A Taraxacum officinale prefers 7–34°C

    How often should I fertilize my Taraxacum officinale ?

    To encourage Taraxacum officinale growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



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