Weed? Is it medicinal?

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  1. Acquanette

    Acquanette New Seed

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    My daughter has these growing all over. We wonder what it is and if it’s medicinal

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    Odif Young Pine

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    It looks like a dandelion and if so has definite medical qualities.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Although the leaves look like dandelion,, I don`t think it is ! There is a large plant that looks the same but is a very different plant ! Dandelion grows close to the ground and will have a yellow flower followed by a seed ball that you can literally blow the seeds off with your breath !
     
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    Acquanette New Seed

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    Well GEE! You’d think we would have known this!

    I looked up dandelion and apparently that’s it. Some have red stems, others are green.
    I’ve never been able to pull one up by the root because it always breaks off.

    I recognize it ONLY after it flowers.

    My daughter is looking forward to foraging them and mushrooms on her wooded land soon.
    Thanks
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Your best bet is to send photos of unknown plants to you local county extension office...it is connected to a local university and they study local plants. They can ID it for certain to prevent accidental poisoning. Never eat or use as medicine any plant that has not been 100% verified as safe for human consumption. There are many look-alike plants that can make you either very ill or kill you.
     
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    Ok I can’t possibly be the only one who saw the title of this thread and thought the
    OP was talking about the .. er .. the OTHER kind of weed!!! :rofl:
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Didn`t think about that one ! And no,, I never gave it a thought ! I lead a sheltered life ! But I did know this weed wasn`t that weed !
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    You can not tell by looking on the internet which is safe and which is not ! You better know what you are doing before you start eating plants you do not know ! That is especially true for mushrooms ! Eating the wrong one could be a fatal mistake !
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Let me put it this way...if that conversation had been about Weed....you would never have seen the post. That is no-no subject.
     
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    This one is easy to clarify,, there is Weed and then there are weeds ! The latter is what we discuss !
     

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