Common Dandelion

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

Where & When to Spot?

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

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Gewöhnlicher Löwenzahn [de]
Common Dandelion [en]
El Diente de León [es]
Dent-de-lion commun [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Taraxacum officinale


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