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So long, dandelion: Crayola retiring crayon color

Posted: 7:42 AM, Mar 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-31 11:42:49Z
So long, dandelion: Crayola retiring crayon
So long, dandelion: Crayola retiring crayon
So long, dandelion: Crayola retiring crayon

Dandelion has gone to seed

Crayola is removing the color from all of its crayon boxes to make way for a new color that it plans to announce on Friday -- National Crayon Day.

The announcement will be made at 8:45 a.m. Friday. Check the Crayola website for more information.

The company announced dandelion's departure via Twitter on Thursday. It's only the third time in Crayola's long history that it has retired one or more colors, and the first time it's removing one from the box of 24.

Other colors that now lie fallow include maize, raw umber and orange yellow.