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Officinale Taraxacum

Officinale taraxacum, the plain and simple dandelion, If I said that most adore her, brother, I'd be lyin'! In garden plots and flower beds, twixt paving stones, they flourish, a boon to some, a pest to some who wish that they would perish! In her defense I must applaud with great exhilaration, the determined way she grows, her quick proliferation! If you favour wine or jam this yellow bloom's for you, its leafy greens are great for salads, and it helps your liver, too! The dandelion is here to stay, and stay, and stay, indeed; some don't mind its yellow crop, to others, it's A WEED!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 6/21/2012 1:14:00 PM
We should learn to make the best out ofthe perceived bad. As you say, the dandelion has many uses for those who have the time to spendfinding them. Imade wine one year and it was like a champagne, bubbly and delicious. The maligned little things are so cheerful and shoule have a welcome place in our lives. Love, Elizabeth
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Date: 6/21/2012 11:09:00 AM
great imagery Keith, I am never disappointed with your magical whimsy
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Date: 6/21/2012 9:08:00 AM
wine - liver! Didn't know. Maybe I could have kept on drinking.
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Date: 6/21/2012 1:09:00 AM
Dear Keith, Neat poem!With your first line,you catch off guard,(was going for the dictionary)but then you let us know.I have tried dandelion stuff,Yuck.You are right,they forever grow.Great lines.Best wishes,Tracy.
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Date: 6/20/2012 6:55:00 PM
Yes, they say that it is edible..I have read that it was brought over here by settlers from Europe as a food source..Enjoyed your creative and descriptive humorous work...Thanks for stopping by...Sara
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Date: 6/20/2012 6:13:00 PM
WOW, you just taught me something!! <3
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