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Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)


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Dandelion gets its name from the pointed teeth like shape of its leaves. Flowers can be found all the way through from March to October. It has sunlike flower heads which close at night. It has been used in drinks and broths for a variety of illnesses, no longer used medically it is still of value. The leaves contain high levels of vitamin A and C and can be used in salads. The florets can also be used to make wine. Picture taken at Maulden, Bedfordshire on 2nd May 2006.

21st May 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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