Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale agg.



These bright yellow Dandelion heads are made up of around two-hundred rayed florets. The stems are hollow, and exude a milky white substance if broken. The leaves have backward facing toothed lobes. The fluffy rounded seed heads are famed when blown by mouth or the wind, forming a small cloud of individual parachuted seeds.

It flowers March to October, and can form a swathe of radiant yellow during spring. Found in varied locations, including meadows, hedgerows, verges, open woodland, parks and gardens. A common and widespread species.