Latin Name:

Taraxacum officinale

Manx Name:



March - October

Locations where this species is found:
Port St Mary, Port Soderick, Scarlett Point, Langness, Glen Maye, Ballaugh Curraghs, Silverburn River, Ballaglass Glen, Maughold, Glen Auldyn, Glen Mooar, Archallagan, Glen Rushen, Groudle Glen, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo, Glen Helen, Bradda Head, Niarbyl, Fleshwick, Ballannette

One of the most familiar wild flowers, dandelions can be found in grassy places everywhere.

The name "Dandelion" comes from the French "Dent de lion", meaning "tooth of the lion"; a reference to the jagged leaves resembling teeth.

Dandelion leaves are edible and the roots of the plant can be used as a substitute for coffee.

The Manx name for this flower is "Lus-ny-minnag".
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