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Winter Dandilions?  RSS feed

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So maybe it is global warming, but I live in Montana and this is the FIRST time I have seen Dandelions in November.

I am wondering, if maybe I hadn't noticed them before and the grow all year round?

Also do you think that winter Dandelion roots and leaves are MORE hearty to harvest, and eat?

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We have carpets of them in the spring; they peak around the middle of May, but there are always a few in bloom throughout the growing season. There might be a few more this November though; we have had a mild and very, very rainy fall. (Kalispell had a record breaking 3.41 inches of rain in October! The average is 0.7 inches.)

Obligatory photo of one of our pastures taken back in May:

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Ya , I had a few flowering late this fall in Denver!
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here too.  We had such a wet summer that the dandelions had a full-on second bloom!  It's been a crazy year and the warmest November that I can recall here.  Just last week at work on the railway I came across a large pile of peas that had spilled out of the railway and they were all sprouting with nice pea shoots but frozen solid.  In the background of the photo I took, there is flowering GMO canola.  It was Nov 18th, approximately 4 hundred feet below my own posted elevation, in the upper Thompson River valley.  This is a location without much November sun where the valley is narrow, with steep mountains, and dense old growth tree cover, and yet there were flowers and sprouts!  My camera on my phone manages to take the pictures but I have yet to get them on the computer to share.
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