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Taraxacum officinale

Pissenlit
Dandelion

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow

Flower size

20-30 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Pinnatisect

Height

to 30 cm

Description

A plant with a deep taproot, very variable.

Used in herbal medicine as an important plant to cleanse the digestive system after the heavier food consumed during the winter months.

Flowers

Flowers consists of dense, yellow ray florets.
Flower stalks are hollow and contain a milky substance (latex).

Leaves

Pinnatisect leaf is deeply lobed, almost to the central midrib. Rosette, lobes almost to central midrib, sometimes serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of ribbed, 1-seeded fruit with fluffy hairs.

Edible

Leaves: rich in minerals and vitamins. Roots: as a coffee substitute.

Medical

Leaves: stimulate the secretion glands, cleanse and improve function of the digestive system.

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