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.

How To Identify

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

Where and When to Spot

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


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Champ des Possibles

    Friday, May 8, 2020

    NIKON D500
    90mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/250s
    Aperture f22.0
    ISO 400

  • Parc des Prairies

    Saturday, May 25, 2019

    NIKON D500
    90.0 mm f/2.8

    Focal Length 90mm
    Shutter Speed 1/125s
    Aperture f9.0
    ISO 100