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       Oklahoma Wildflowers serves as an introduction to The Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers with a linked list to the site which which has general plant information and images useful for identification and educational purposes.
        Since space is limited here I will add photos and information about plants blooming during the current month. For more detailed information and images go to the linked address. Unless noted, all photos were taken in Oklahoma
        For detailed information on using the Wonderful World of Oklahoma Wildflowers scroll to the end of this page or click on a flower common name on the list.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Common Dandelion with Green Lynx Spider

Common Dandelion with Seeds

The yellow flower of the dandelion inspires fear in the hearts of many homeowners. Millions of dollars and man-hours are spent each year to eradicate this small flowered menace, with little success.

The Common Dandelion, a native to Europe, has become well established across the United States and can bloom all year where there is adequate moisture. The seeds, ready for flight, form in globe like clusters at the end of long stalks and are easily dispersed by the wind. Young children aid in their dispersal by blowing on the ripe seed pods and delight at the sight of the seeds floating gently on the wind and into their neighbor’s yard.
Various parts of the Common Dandelion are eatable. The young greens may be eaten and the blossoms made into wine.

The common name Dandelion come from the French word, dent de lion, which mean tooth of the lion.

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