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Taraxacum arakii / Yamazatotanpopo ヤマザトタンポポ

Bloom time: April-May

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Species in the genus Taraxacum:

Taraxacum albidum / Shirobanatanpopo
Taraxacum arakii / Yamazatotanpopo
Taraxacum hideoi / Kibishirotanpopo
Taraxacum officinale / Seiyoutanpopo
Taraxacum pectinatum / Kushibatanpopo
Taraxacum maruyamanum / Okitanpopo


Taraxacum arakii / Yamazatotanpopo ヤマザトタンポポ

Taraxacum arakii is an indigenous-to-Japan dandelion. One of the striking differences from T. officinale originating in Europe, a common species widely spread throughout the country, is that its outer involucral bracts stick to the interior ones. In contrast, T. officinale, the exterior involucral stuff, essentially bends outward. As T. arakii is relatively rare across Shimane Pref., Shimane Red Data Book lists it as a VU. With this indigenous species, the outer involucral bracts, ovate long-oblong, and the tips caudate reach half the length of the interior ones. Bloom time: April-May.



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