Common Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

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The dandelion is a wildflower and can be used as a salad green. This plant grows all over the place. This plant starts out as a small green plant and then turns into a yellow flower. Then this plant turns to a puff ball that has seeds, so when wind blows all the seeds blow away and plant more flowers. This plant can be used medicinally. The fresh juice can be applied externally to fight bacteria. This plant also helps wounds get better faster. The animals that feed off this plant are bees and butterflies. Something interesting about this plant is that it is really sticky.

By Carlos, 13 and Agustin, 13
South Valley Academy 7th Grade Science

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Alt nature.com
wild foods and medicine
Bioweb.uwlax.edu

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  1. (c) Dorota (Dorothy), some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/92392149@N00/2446486568
  2. (c) Hornbeam Arts, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/hornbeam/33494983474/
  3. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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