TARAXARUM OFFICINALE…….. That’s the Posh Name!


Taraxarum Officinale is the posh name for the prolific and very well known plant the Dandelion……. It is a wild flower, rather common, one of the first to flourish each year….. and much loathed by serious gardeners who wage war on this rather humble plant.

True it can be invasive,  it is a true wild flower and a true survivor.  It grows just about everywhere….  probably most productively in places you may prefer not to have them!

For those not so serious gardeners it is a rather important plant.  The leaves are edible in salads and the roots have been long recognised  for specialist medicinal use.


It is also another indicator of Spring.

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

7th April

(C) David Oakes 2020



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