Dandelion is a bright orangish yellow based on the color of the flowering plant of the same name. Well known species of dandelions are native to Eurasia and were probably brought to North America on the Mayflower as a crop and medicine. Dandelions are nutritious and the entire plant is edible include its roots. They bloom yellow flowers that are a familiar sight across Asia, Europe and North America. As a hardy and flourishing plant they are perceived as weeds in some areas, particularly where there is no culture of using the plant. Despite this perception, dandelions are essential to ecosystems as a early spring nectar source for pollinators such as bees. Dandelion color is vibrant, highly visible and has a cheery feel to it. The following are common variations of dandelion with a few similar colors.
NotesSome species of dandelion were introduced from Europe but similar species in the same plant family Taraxacum are native to North America.