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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