Taraxacum officinale is a white latex bearing herb with rhizomatous rootstock. Leaves all basal, rarely linear and toothed along the margins. Flower heads are bright yellow, solitary.
The specific name Officinale refers to a herb which is sold for its medicinal properties. The genetic name Taraxacum refers to bitter herb.
|Bitter wood, Blow ball, Common Dandelion.|
|Kan phuliya, Karatu and Dughdee.|
|March to November|
Alpine meadows and grassy slopes.
Whole plant is used for treating blisters, dysentery and wounds. Roots are used in headache, liver disorder, kidney troubles. Leaves are used for the treatment of dislocation of joints.
Location in the Valley of flowers
|It is found from Govindghat to Ghangaria. It is also common near the entry gate of the valley.|
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