Dandelion Leaf, Organic
- A product of Mortar and Petal by CynCraft
- Organic, Kosher
- Uses: Tea, Culinary, Encapsulated, Ritual
Dandelion Leaf, or Taraxacum Officinale, is also known as Blowball, Cankerwort, Common Dandelion, Dandelion Herb, Leontodon taracum, Lion's Tooth, Pissenlit, Priest's Crown, Swine Snout, Taraxaci herba, Taraxacum vulgare, Wild Endive.
The leaves are shiny and without hairs, the margin of each leaf cut into great jagged teeth, either upright or pointing somewhat backwards. These "teeth" show a fanciful resemblance to the canine teeth of a lion and (supposedly) give the plant its most familiar name of Dandelion, which is a corruption of the French Dent de Lion, the Latin name Dens leonis, and the Greek name for the genus to which Linnaeus assigned it, Leontodon, as well as nearly all the languages of Europe.