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Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

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Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Height: 0.25 to 1.5 ft.
Blooms: March to September
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size:  1.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Individual flowers, Parts indistinct
Location: Youghiogheny River Trail
Date:  4/10/2004
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Common Dandelion may be easily confused with:
Folklore, History, and Other Facts
The following information is taken from my great-grandmother's copy of The Herbalist (1918). This information is presented for historic purposes only, as many remedies recommended by this book are toxic!
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

The Herbalist