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How To Identify Dandelion

How Can I Be Sure This Is The Common Dandelion?

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With over 150 species related to the common dandelion, how can you be sure you have the variety you want? Use this simple test to be sure: The common dandelion that we often see in lawns is called Taraxacum officinale. It is the only variety that has an unbranching stem from a rosette of leaves. The others are all useful, but not the basic dandelion that we all know and love.
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