A dandelion flower head composed of hundreds of smaller florets and a seed head.
Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.
They are native to Eurasia and North America. Both species are edible in their entirety.
Each single dandelion flower, from French dent-de-lion, meaning lion’s tooth in a head is called a floret.
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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