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Dandelion seed

Taraxacum sp

Habitat:

Grassy areas and woodlands.

Notes:

herbalists consider it a valuable herb that can be used as a food and medicine. Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves are used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas. The roots are used in some coffee substitutes, and the flowers are used to make wines. Traditionally, dandelion roots and leaves were used to treat liver problems. Native Americans also boiled dandelion in water and took it to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems, heartburn, and upset stomach. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion has been used to treat stomach problems, appendicitis, and breast problems, such as inflammation or lack of milk flow. In Europe, it was used in remedies for fever, boils, eye problems, diabetes, and diarrhea. Read more: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/dande...

1 Species ID Suggestions

Hema
Hema 9 years ago
Dandelion Seed Stalk
Taraxacum sp


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1 Comment

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Looks like a dandelion seed stalk with the seeds ready to take flight! Nice shot
Nick

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Tampa, Florida, United States

Spotted on Jul 6, 2011
Submitted on Jul 6, 2011

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