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Dandelion Model (Taraxum officinale) ModelDandelion (Taraxum officinale)Model, Item Details:
Enlarged 10 - 20x life-size, 3 individual models
Dandelion belongs to the Asteraceae family of composite flowers. Characterized by numerous florets arranged in a dense inflorescence that is contained by overlapping green bracts that open and close to protect the flower.
The word dandelion refers to the large tooth-like indentations on the plant's leaves and the bright yellow color of its flower head.
The taproot, which can extend as much as 2 meters in depth, can be roasted in the fall and used as a substitute for coffee. Historically it was a precursor to hops used as a bittering agent in beer.
The leaves are edible, though especially tasty in the spring. The milky sap of dandelions was used to:
The Dandelion model contains three separate models, each on their own base:
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