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Dandelions

Observed: 10th April 2011 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

What a wonderful touch of colour and near perfection dandelions are, if they came from some remote mountain in Nepal, gardeners would cherish them!
Photographed these by the roadside on the Undercliff.

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Species with which Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale agg.) interacts

Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Quite right

It seem's to be if it is not rare or hard to grow it is not prized.I saw that they were all out on the side of the moterway the other day and looked wonderful.It is the perfect plant tolerates all conditions and flowers from early spring to late autumn from the dandelion appreciation society., and there roots are used as a coffee substitute.

Fenwickfield

anonymous spotter's picture

Not just a coffee substitute -

Various parts make good wine, a herbal remedy (both of which have diuretic effects), and some people use the young leaves in salads.