Name/Όνομα: Greek dandelion/Ταράξακον το Ελληνικό
Scientific name/Επιστημονικό όνομα: Taraxacum hellenicum Dahlst
Common name/ Κοινό όνομα: Dandelion, Δαντέλιο, Ταράξακο, Αγριοραδίκι
Taraxacum hellenicum is a perennial herb growing to 10cm tall. Leaves forming a basal rosette; they are simple, oblong-lanceolate in outline and the blade is divided up to the midrib ( the difference between T.cyprium-T.hellenicum) into irregular lobes; lobes wide, lanceolate or triangular, sessile, glabrous, apex acute slightly pointing backwards; terminal lobe bigger, deltoid; usually smaller lobes appear among the main lobes; midrib greenish to purplish; petiole purplish hardly visible. The plant produces 1 or more flowering stems (scapes); they are soft, purplish, sparsely covered by white soft hairs; involucre campanulate; phyllaries in 2-3 rows; inner phyllaries longer, erect, oblong lanceolate or linear, green, glabrous with a yellowish membranous margin; outer phyllaries ovate, purplish-green, often reflexed with a whitish membranous margin and a blackish midrib; (ray) florets many; ligules oblong and narrow, yellow, 5-tothed at apex, teeth unequal; externally each ligule bear a 3-vein purplish stripe. Flowering time October-April. Fruit are pale brown achenes. Pappus spherical with white hairs. Common plant in Cyprus, on igneous or calcareous ground, stony slopes and roadsides from 600-1375m alt.