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Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2020.

Above: Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin (4/30/20).


Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale

A common plant of grassland and cultivated ground is native to Eurasia, but has naturalized in all parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

The entire plant, including the leaves, stems, flowers, and roots, is edible and nutritious. Dandelions are found on 6 continents and have been gathered for food since prehistory. The flower petals, along with other ingredients, usually including citrus, are used to make dandelion wine. For more information on eatting dandelions, visit EdibleWildFood.com

Note: You should always consult a reputable field guide when foraging for edible wildflowers and plants to ensure proper identification and important preparation processes and precautions.

The English name, dandelion, is a corruption of the French dent de lion meaning "lion's tooth", referring to the coarsely toothed leaves.

Make a "Dandelion Crown" – Learn to make a dandelion crown at Real Food RN

WDandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2020.

Above: Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin (4/30/20).



Dandelion
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Grandfather Dandelion had such pretty hair,

Along came a gust of wind and left his gead quite bare;

Young Dandelion generously offered him some gold,

To buy a cao to keep his dear head from being cold.



For more information on Dandelion, visit Wikipedia.

Or, for information on Dandelion visit the Wisconsin State Herbarium.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Master Gardener website page on Dandelion.


Dandelion puffballs near Duck Pond wall on May 30, 2019.
Dandelion puffballss near Duck Pond wall on May 30, 2019.
Dandelion puffballs near Duck Pond wall on May 30, 2019.

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Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale


Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 5, 2019.

Above: Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on May 5, 2019.


Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2019.

Above: Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 11, 2019.


Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2020.

Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2020.

Above: Dandelion by Stevens Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on April 30, 2020.


Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison Wisconsin on May 31, 2020.

Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on May 31, 2020.

Above: Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison in Madison, Wisconsin on May 31, 2020.


Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison Wisconsin on May 26, 2020.

Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on May 26, 2020.

Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on May 26, 2020.

Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on May 26, 2020.

Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on May 26, 2020.

Above: Dandelion puffball in Nakoma Park in Madison in Madison, Wisconsin on May 26, 2020.




Above: Video on how to make a dandelion crown.


Dandelion puffball.

Dandelion puffball.

Dandelion puffball.

Dandelion Flower Children.

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