Native Species of Dandelions (Taraxacum)(Zairaishu-no Tanpopo)


"Tokai tanpopo" (Taraxacum longeappendiculatum), a dandelion native to Japan

Many of the dandelions seen on roadsides in today’s Japan are Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion), a foreign species. Along the Kujino-kawa River, Kushimoto Town, parallel to the Ohechi route, you can see the flowers of “Tokai tanpopo” (Taraxacum longeappendiculatum), a dandelion species native to Japan. It is a dandelion that mainly spreads in the Tokai region, and Kushimoto Town is the farthest west area of Japan to which the species has spread.


Kushimoto Town
Kujinokawa, Kushimoto Town
Season / Time zone
Spring(March,April) / Daytime
Weather conditions
Sunny Cloudy
Frequency of appearance
According to seasons


60 minutes’ walk from JR Kushimoto Station

Recommended spot

JR Kushimoto Station > JR Koza Station