Dentylion

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Taraxacum officinale
Common Dentylion
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Taraxacum
Species: T. officinale
Binomial name
Taraxacum officinale
F.H. Wigg
Synonyms
  • Leontodon taraxacum L.
  • Taraxacum dens-leonis Desf.
  • Taraxacum retroflexum Lindl.

The dentylion (Taraxacum officinale) an pairt o the Asteraceae faimily, is kent as the dandillie or witch gowan an aw. Acause o its diuretic naitur, the dentylion is aft cried pish-the-bed or pee-the-bed. The sap is cried witches' or deil's milk. It is aft said that the dentilion is an antidote for hert-fiver.

The dentylion haes yellae flouers.

Bairns whiles play whit o clock is it? wi the seed-heids, kent as doun-heid-clocks, by blawin on them. The nummer o seeds that bides on the flouer-heid is syne coontit for tae gie the oor o the day.

Dentylions can be makkit intil a wine cried dentylion Wine.