common dandelion

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Noun1.common dandelion - Eurasian plant widely naturalized as a weed in North Americacommon dandelion - Eurasian plant widely naturalized as a weed in North America; used as salad greens and to make wine
dandelion green - edible leaves of the common dandelion collected from the wild; used in salads and in making wine
blowball, dandelion - any of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
dandelion green - the foliage of the dandelion plant
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one of the main colours available in summer if the equally misunderstood common dandelion. We all know dandelions and have been told that this wild and beautiful flower is a 'weed',' spoiling the grass in your garden.
Dirk Prfer and his team of around 15 researchers were convinced right from the beginning, in 2006, that there was a long-term chance of success for obtaining from the common dandelion (Taraxacum) large quantities of the natural rubber needed for many rubber products instead of having to import it from distant tropical regions.
Although widely regarded as a weed these days, the common dandelion used to be considered to be a herb as it is rich in nutrients including protein, calcium, iron, Vitamins A & C.