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About Dandelions

Taraxacum (/təˈræksəkʊm/) is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, which consists of species commonly known as dandelions. They are native to Eurasia and North America, but the two commonplace species worldwide, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, were introduced from Europe and now propagate as wildflowers. Both species are edible in their entirety. The common name dandelion (/ˈdændɪlaɪ.ən/ DAN-di-ly-ən, from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth") is given to members of the genus. Like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. In part due to their abundance along with being a generalist species, dandelions are one of the most vital early spring nectar sources for a wide host of pollinators. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually by apomixis, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant.
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About This Site

This website is dedicated to the delightful dandelion. The dandelion is often considered to be a common weed, but it's really much more than that! There are so many things to admire about the simple beauty of the dandelion flower. Most of us can recall a time when we've blown away the white fluff of a dandelion and watched the seeds scatter away in the air. Not only is the dandelion fun to look at, but it's fun to eat too! All parts of the dandelion plant are edible and it's actually filled with lots of vitamins and minerals too. There are many other interesting factoids about the dandelion you may not be aware of, and there are a few strange myths and legends surrounding the dandelion as well.

This website is packed with all things related to the dandelion. It was created especially for those who love and appreciate the dandelion, but will also be beneficial to anyone wanting to learn more about them. This site contains videos and informational articles and stories about the dandelion, as well as a few photo galleries of dandelion pictures and free dandelion clipart images. You will also find delicious dandelion food and drink recipes that you can prepare at home, as well as information about the health benefits of dandelions and dandelion home remedies. Thanks for visiting DandelionDelight.com and may you enjoy your visit!


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