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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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American Wigeon
Anas americana
Male: White forehead with a green stripe running back from each eye.  Female: Greyish head.  Both have large white patches on their wings, with cinnamon colored breasts, and a grey bill with a black tip.
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