Are Dandelions Native Plants of Michigan?

Dandelions are not native to Michigan or to North America. Dandelions are native to Europe and Asia where they have been used for medicinal purposes throughout history. People have carried dandelion plants with them as they traveled from place to place. The Puritans are responsible for bringing dandelions to the United States.

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Karen Carter has spent the last three years working as a technology specialist in the public school system. This position included hardware/software installation, customer support, and writing training manuals. She also spent four years as a newspaper editor/reporter at the Willapa Harbor Herald.