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dandelions a threatened species?

Clinton DeLeon Wiseman cwiseman at morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Fri Jan 31 20:13:38 EST 1997


As a biology major myself, I can honestly say that I don't mind seeing
dandelions on my lawn, personally, it like little balls of bright
sunshine.  Quite nice if I do say so myself!
DeLeon

>> I just saw a newspaper clipping that states that dandelions (Taraxacum
>> officinale) are a threatened species in the United Kingdom.
>> 
>> Is there anyone in the U.K. who can corroborate this claim?

>Have you ever encountered the British expression, "Pulling your leg"? 
>That's exactly what's happening here. 8-)

>The dandelion is flourishing in Britain, to the extent that many a 
>gardener and groundsman wishes it _were_ an endangered species. For 
>myself, I've always believed that if it were rarer, people would stop to 
>look at it properly and see just how beautiful it is, both in flower and 
>in fruit.

>Roger

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