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03.08 – Urban Wildlife: The Common Dandelion

The Single Acorn
The Single Acorn
03.08 - Urban Wildlife: The Common Dandelion

Episode description:

The ground thaws, the grass greens, and soon after a riotous flush of delightful yellows infuse our urban and suburban lawns with a warm and radiant joy. As much as many of us may try and fight the onslaught, the dandelion will forever be synonymous with our lawns. So why not sit back, grab a snack of dandelion fritters, take a sip of dandelion wine, and enjoy the show. This is the Single Acorn Podcast.

Produced by: Crow’s Path
Hosted by:
Professor Eweagey (aka Teage O’Connor), Glenn Etter, Dr. Christine Fleener
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Theme music by: Jake Weiss
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Ads by: Sara Siegel

  • Seasonal Variation in Flowering of Common DandelionSeasonal Variation in Flowering of Common Dandelion (source
  • Trace metals in Montreal urban soils and the leaves of Taraxacum officinale (source)
  • Chlorophyll fluorescence in the dandelion (Taraxacum spp.): a probe for screening urban pollution (source)
  • An invasive dandelion unilaterally reduces the reproduction of a native congener through competition for pollination (source)
  • Nutrient profiles of dandelion vs spinach vs kale (link)
  • A Comparison of Dispersal Traits in Dandelions Growing in Urban Landscape and Open Meadows (source)
  • Urbanization alters plastic responses in the common dandelion Taraxacum officinale (source)
  • Dandelions get their day in Carbondale (link)
  • A 425-Pound Tiger Living in a Harlem Apartment? Yes, It Happened (article)
  • Managing Dandelion With Friendly Fungus (source)
  • Biological Weed Control via Nutrient Competition: Potassium Limitation of Dandelions (source)
  • Effect of desiccation temperature on viability of immature dandelion (Taraxacum agg.) seeds dried in mowed inflorescences (source)
  • Germination and seed viability in a dandelion, Taraxacum officinale (source)
  • Invasive species compendium: Taraxacum officinale complex (dandelion) (source)
  • Hunker Down and Hold On: Contractile Roots Give Skunk Cabbage Another Special Trait (source)

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