Taraxacum officinale

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Taraxacum officinale
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Common
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


Sometimes a major component of heavily grazed native pasture, in association with Poa pratensis (seem familiar?), where the association appears to be an alternative climax condition.

Edible: originally introduced as a garden plant and grown commercially in some countries. All parts of the plant are used in various ways too numerous to list here. See our Dandelion poster [1], and our Dandelion recipes [2].

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Szczawinski & Turner, Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, ISBN 0-88902-752-8