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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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Common Goldeneye
Bucephala clangula
Male: Dark green head, round white patches on the cheeks, dark bill, dark back, and white sides and belly. Female: Chocolate brown head, lighter breast and belly, grey-brown back and a dark bill that is tipped in yellow during spring/summer.
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