common dandelion


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common dandelion Eurasian plant widely naturalized as a weed in North America; used as salad greens and to make wine
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In literature:

I saw the common English dandelion growing within stone's throw of a clump of feathery palms.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
But he will call her "Common Dandelion," and I do not know of any flower that has so many things for us children to remember.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Many grasslands have a stand of dandelions; sow thistle, wild lettuce, and ragweed were also common in some grasslands.
"Natural History of the Prairie Vole (Mammalian Genus Microtus)" by E. W. Jameson
Forbs most commonly found in the piles of cuttings were the leaves of the giant ragweed (younger plants only) and dandelion.
"A Population Study of the Prairie Vole (Microtus ochrogaster) in Northeastern Kansas" by Edwin P. Martin

In poetry:

When April comes with tender smile and tear,
Dear dandelions will gild the common ways,
And at the break of morning we will hear
The piping of the robins crystal clear--
While bobolinks will whistle through the days,
When April comes!
"When April Comes!" by Virna Sheard