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Picture of Dandelion Picture of Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale Weber


Plant Description:

  • Introduced, very noticable, weedy species with only a flower stem (no plant stem)
  • All ground level leaves are triangular and toothed
  • Very deep, tough roots
  • Flower stem, filled with a milky substance, has a solitary yellow ray flower
  • Occurs everywhere - lawns, disturbed sites and roadsides
  • Cree made into a tea to purify the blood and to treat anemia, jaundice and nervousness
  • Can be eaten raw in salads or cooked
  • High content of vitamins A and C
  • Found at Stops 1 through 12


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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