Dandelion
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 17th April 2011 with Nikon D40X
with 300 mm zoom lens.
 

Taken at Baron's Haugh on 2nd March 2019 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Taken Baron's Haugh on 8th June 2013 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
 
Dandelion.
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AKA:
Taraxacum officinale.
Asteraceae.
tap-rooted biennial.
cankerwort, doon-head-clock, witch's gowan, milk witch, lion's-tooth, yellow-gowan, Irish daisy, monks-head and piss-a-bed.
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Disturbed soil.
Early spring.
1 - 10 cms
Historically, dandelion has had a variety of medicinal
properties, and is used as a herbal remedy in Europe,
North America and China. It has been used in herbal
medicine to treat infections, bile and liver problems
and as a diuretic.