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Taraxacum officinale F. H. Wigg.
Herbarium:Rhodes College Herbarium (SWMT)Herbarium's Specimen Details Page
Family:Asteraceae
Currently Accepted Name:Taraxacum officinale F. H. Wigg.
Herbarium Name Used:Taraxacum officinale
Locality:United States. Tennessee. Shelby: Found in front of the Bryan Campus Life Center on Rhodes College campus near cement walkway by Career Services.
Description:Partially shaded area. Moist soil, near drainage ditch. Common name is Dandelion. Perennial herb. Standing about 8 inches tall. THe leaves are basal rosette, 3-8cm long. Leaf green, simple, margin entire with vennation being pinnate. Yellow flowers, conspicious, Fruit is achene, seeds brown. Young leaves are best bioled and served as spinach. Roots are bitter, used as mild laxative and tonic. Coffee additive; roots are eaten cooked 
Habitat:Partially shaded area. Moist soil, near drainage ditch. Common name is Dandelion. Perennial herb. Standing about 8 inches tall. THe leaves are basal rosette, 3-8cm long. Leaf green, simple, margin entire with vennation being pinnate. Yellow flowers, conspicious, Fruit is achene, seeds brown. Young leaves are best bioled and served as spinach. Roots are bitter, used as mild laxative and tonic. Coffee additive; roots are eaten cooked
Collector:Susan Wright 8
Date:23 October 2002
Accession No:SWMT05466

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