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Taraxacum officinale


This weed has stems which are arranged radially and have arrow shaped leaves arranged on them . The leaves are all pointing out wards. Description: Dandelion leaves have a jagged edge, grow close to the ground, and are seldom more than 20 centimeters long. Its flowers are bright yellow. There are several dandelion species. Habitat and Distribution: Dandelions grow in open, sunny locations throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Edible Parts: All parts are edible. Eat the leaves raw or cooked. Boil the roots as a vegetable. Roots roasted and ground are a good coffee substitute. Dandelions are high in vitamins A and C and in calcium. Other Uses: Use the white juice in the flower stems as glue.


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Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

Jennifer,.just within a day there was a beautiful flower growing. Very quick indeed!
I am on the look out for as many species as possible.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

Most likely that is what it is . i will wait and see how it flowers and then post some more pictures. Thanks!

JenniferLawrence 6 years ago

Looks like Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion, to me. Of course, it's harder to ID without seeing the flower, as those are sometimes the only way to differentiate between similar species.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 6 years ago

Jenniffer there are many species of Dandelions. Do yo know which species?

JenniferLawrence 6 years ago's a dandelion.

California, USA

Lat: 37.25, Long: -119.62

Spotted on Mar 7, 2012
Submitted on Mar 7, 2012

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