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Edible uses


The following uses are also probably applicable to this species, though we have no records for them[K].

Leaves - raw or cooked. Root - cooked[1]. Flowers - raw or cooked[1]. The unopened flower buds can be used in fritters[1]. The whole plant is dried and used as a tea[2][1]. A pleasant tea is made from the flowers. The leaves and the roots can also be used to make tea.

The root is dried and roasted to make a coffee substitute.

Unknown part



Material uses

A latex obtained by maceration of the root is used to make a high quality rubber[3].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Taraxacum hybernum.


Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.


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Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and either surface-sow or only just cover the seed. Make sure the compost does not dry out. Germination should take place within 2 weeks. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle, choosing relatively deep pots to accommodate the tap root. Plant them out in early summer. Division in early spring as the plant comes into growth.

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We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of the country. This species is cultivated in Russia for the latex in its root[3]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.

Prefers a well-drained humus-rich soil in full sun or light shade.

Many species in this genus produce their seed apomictically. This is an asexual method of seed production where each seed is genetically identical to the parent plant. Occasionally seed is produced sexually, the resulting seedlings are somewhat different to the parent plants and if these plants are sufficiently distinct from the parents and then produce apomictic seedlings these seedlings are, in theory at least, a new species.


Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Taraxacum hybernum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Taraxacum hybernum.




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Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Binomial name
Taraxacum hybernum
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
full sun
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Salinity
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
None listed.
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
x meters
Flower Colour
Flower Type


  1. ? Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
  3. ? Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (1974-00-00)
  4. ? ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)

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