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Spring Greens

Learn to identify early spring greens!

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) as it first appears in the springtime!

Left: Dandelion leaves, notice the different shape of the leaves from the photograph above.

Right: Early, Spring Nettle (Urtica dioica).  As a baby, nettle has a purple/red color to the leaf and particularly the stem.

Cleavers (Galium aparine)

Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus).  Sometimes also called curly dock, to be differentiated from broad leaf dock.

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