Home

Plants

Tree of Life

ID
  
 
Healthy Home Gardening
 
Dandelion - Taraxacum
Asteraceae
T. erythrospermum


rebecca
rebecca
Type Categories Useful Parts

Shrub

Asteraceae Family

T. Genus

Location

Utah


Compare Species
?

Asteraceae
Asterales
Asterales
Star Order (Daisies)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

The species of Taraxacum are tap-rooted biennial or perennial herbaceous plants, native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere of the Old World.

The leaves are 525 cm long or longer, simple and basal, entire or lobed, forming a rosette above the central taproot. The flower head, are yellow to orange colored, and are open in the daytime but closes at night. The heads are borne singly on a hollow stem (scape) which rises 475 cm[3] above the leaves and exudes a milky sap (latex) when broken. A rosette may produce several flowering stems at a time. The flower heads are 25 cm in diameter and consists entirely of ray florets. The flower heads mature into a spherical "clocks" (also known as a "wishie") containing many single-seeded fruits called achenes. Each achene is attached to a pappus of fine hairs, which enable wind-aided dispersal over long distances. The flower head is surrounded by bracts (sometimes mistakenly called sepals) in two series. The inner bracts are erect until the seeds mature, then flex downward to allow the seeds to disperse; the outer bracts are always reflexed downward. Some species drop the "parachute" from the achenes; the hair-like parachutes are called pappus, and they are modified sepals. Between the pappus and the achene, there is a stalk called a beak, which elongates as the fruit matures. The beak breaks off from the achene quite easily, separating the seed from the parachute.
This pest causes problems by:
plants
How to get rid of it:




Dandelion - Taraxacum


Comment: Dandelion - Taraxacum , T. erythrospermum

Page Posts: 2

gardengeek
gardengeek
March 22, 2009
Dandelion Wine, try some tea, it's good for you!
gardengeek
gardengeek
March 22, 2009
Those are great for parties.

Look for Dandelion - Taraxacum on:
Google: Dandelion - Taraxacum Wikipedia: Dandelion - Taraxacum YouTube: Dandelion - Taraxacum
Phylogenetic Tree of Life

Learn how to create a custom
Tree of Life





© Copyright 2006 - 2019 HealthyHomeGardening.com.
All Rights Reserved.
Web Design by Artatom