Taraxacum pseudoroseum, the pink flowered dandelion

I thought I’d blogged about my favourite edimental dandelion before, but I couldn’t find it. There’s more about the pink flowered dandelion in my book Around the World in 80 days.  Here are some pictures:

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Director Arve Elvebakk of the Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Gardens sampling a leaf

 

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Pots of Taraxacum pseudoroseum (left) and T. rubifolium in the Naturplanteskolen (Copenhagen) plant nursery

 

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5 thoughts on “Taraxacum pseudoroseum, the pink flowered dandelion”

  1. did you grow them seed? I just saw a note on them and the lilac flowered dandelion. Thanks!

    1. Yes, my first plants were both seed propagated and from a nursery in Northern Norway…
      The lilac flowered dandelion seed haven’t germinated :(

  2. Beautiful flowers! How do the leaves taste, the same as Taraxacum officinale? Are there any dandelions which have less bitter leaves?

    1. I would say that they were a bit less bitter! When I was young I found dandelions horribly bitter and couldn’t understand why anyone would want to eat them. Nowadays, I love the “good” bitterness of dandelions. Read more in my book about the various methods of disguising or reducing the bitter taste of dandelions. Actually people never ate a dandelion salad in the past on their own, always mixed or with dressing!

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