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Common Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

A common plant, flowering spring, summer and autumn, growing in meadows in parks around Montreal. Characteristic for this plant are the toothed leaves and the form of the fruit after flowering. Native to Europe and Asia, the species has been introduced to North America.

Common Names

  • Common Dandelion (en)
  • El Diente de León (es)
  • Dent-de-lion commun (fr)
  • Gewöhnlicher Löwenzahn (de)

Taxonomy

  • Asterales
  • Asteraceae
  • Taraxacum officinale

Where & When to Spot

Flowers spring, summer and autumn on meadows in all parks on Montreal Island.

How to Identify

Yellow flower with many petals. The toothed leaves leaving from the root around one to ten unbranched stems.

Photos

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Champ des Possibles, Montreal - 2020-05-08

NIKON D500; 90mm f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f22.0; Iso 400;

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Park Bernard-Landry - 2019-05-25

NIKON D500; 90mm f/2.8; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/125; Aperture f9.0; Iso 100;

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