In the wide expanse of different hues and shades in the flower world, a dandelion uniquely stands out due to its unusual name. ‘Dandelion’ is the English form of the French term, which means a lion’s tooth. A plant of the genus Taraxacum of the family Asteraceae, perennial herbs of wide distribution in temperate regions, the dandelion has a rosette of deep-toothed leaves (the name is usually ascribed to this) and a bright yellow
flower followed in fruit by a round head of white down, an adaptation for wind distribution of the seed like fruits.
Formerly this blossom expressed the virtuous idea of loyalty and faithfulness. However, in the Victorian period, when flowers were prescribed new meanings, the dandelion stood for love’s oracle and even coquetry. In dream interpretation, this was extended more, such that a dream of this flower was taken to be a sign of misfortune, presence of enemies and deceit on the part of loved ones. The Russian dandelion (T. kok-saghyz) has been cultivated for the milky juice typical of the genus, as a source of rubber. Dandelions are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, of the class Magnoliopsida, and order Asterales.
Related Flowers : Carnations or Dianthus Flowers Cactus Flowers Celosia Flowers Camellias Flowers Chincherinchees or Ornithogalums Flowers Carnations Dianthus Flowers Chrysanthemums or Xanths Flowers Cherry Blossoms Flowers Cymbidiums Orchids Chrysanthemums Xanths Flowers