Species Detail

Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wiggers
Common dandelion


Scientific Name:  
Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wiggers
Common Name:  
Common dandelion
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wiggers
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Related Info  Rebecca's Cherokee grandmother cooked greens by pouring hot bacon grease over leaves
Rafert, S. 1978, August 10 Use - Food  greens canned
Rafert, S. 1989, August 24-25 Use - Food  "Before the white people came here; they was no dandelions. Dandelions were imported. But once they became acquainted with the dandelions; they used them quite a bit."
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Food  leaves eaten as greens
Olds, Julie, Olds, Dustin and Dani Tippman 1999 Use - Food  plants gathered. "[We] had a line of catalpa trees. And so then theyd [the older Indian women from the Catholic church near Mildreds home; growing up in Miami] set down with a knife and try to cut out the dandelions"
Tippman, D. 1999, November 11 Use - Food  leaves picked and blanched; not cooked; and vinegar added and sometimes garlic for flavoring. "Anything to make them a little different so you didnt think you were eating grass"
Report made by the Peoria, Eastern Shawnee, Wyandotte, Seneca-Cayuga, Miami and Ottawa Tribes. 2003, September 2 Use - Unknown 
Strack, M. 2004, February 27 Use - Food  young leaves collected and eaten. Cooked with bacon drippings in past; or just boiled with butter and salt. Also eaten raw in a salad
Botanical Sources  
Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wiggers
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
Gleason, H.A. & Cronquist, A. 1991   Occurs in lawns and other disturbed areas throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Related Sources  
Taraxacum officinale Weber ex Wiggers
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