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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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.
In parallel to this program, the company has also cross-bred Russian dandelion and European common dandelion plants, resulting in new breeding material with heavily increased vigor and tap root size.
Identified by a small fuzzy orb of seeds ready to be blown into the wind, or by a strikingly yellow blossom juxtaposed against the green of every garden and lawn in Oregon, the common dandelion remains a frustration for those wanting a perfect setting.