The following uses are also probably applicable to this species, though we have no records for them[K]
Root - cooked. Flowers - raw or cooked. The unopened flower buds can be used in fritters. The whole plant is dried and used as a tea. 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.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Taraxacum platycarpum.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Taraxacum platycarpum.
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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
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Taraxacum platycarpum.
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