Taraxacum officinale

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Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale

Kingdom: Plantae Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae Phylum: Anthophyta Genus: Taraxacum Species: T. officinale

~Native to Eurasia and was first brought to the Americas as a food crop ~Now naturalized throughout North America, southern Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, and India ~Considered a horrible weed and nuisance in most parts of the world ~Infests crops across and causes significant economic damage

Infested corn crops

~Some harvest them as a leaf vegetable adding their stems to soups and salads~Leaves of this plant are higher in vitamin c than spinach and they also are high in beta-carotene and Iron ~The flowers of the Taraxacum officinale are used to make "dandelion flavored" wine ~Used in herbal remedy to treat bile and liver infections and even digestive disorders ~The root is a registered drug in Canada and sold nationwide at most drug stores ~Can reproduce asexually and sexually

Wehani Rice & Dandelion greens

http://biologicalthinking.blogspot.com/2012/04/parthenogenesis-and-dandelion.htmlhttp://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2007/miller_lind/index_files/Page790.htm


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