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Common Dandelion

Tarasacum officinale
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Habitat: Widespread across our region, introduced species often found in cultivated or disturbed land.

Description: Lance or spoon shaped leaves at the base of plant.  Deep green in color.  Single headed, yellow flowers 30-50mm across.

Size: 5-40cm tall.

Fun Facts: Dandelions can be eaten raw in salads or cooked and eaten.

Source:  Johnson D., L. Kershaw, A. MacKinnon, and J. Pojar. Plants of the Western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland.  1995.  Lone Pine Publishing

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Least Chipmunk
Tamius minimus

Three dark, and two light stripes on the face, five dark and four light stripes on its body. Overall color is reddish brown. They have extremely long tails compared to body length.

 

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