I’ve learned from researching natural herbs for horses that there are two kinds of dandelion. One is dandelion, the other is a “false” dandelion that looks about the same and is actually toxic to horses. How can you tell the difference and is the false one toxic to humans?

Not sure the exact false dandelion you are referring to. There are a a couple inedible lookalikes referred to as false dandelion, cats ear, etc.. Here in Pa the look-alikes do not have a soft hollow milky stem and do not really look or smell the same. I never have even thought of it as a concern, but my mom always picked them with me growing up. I would say that if you go out picking real dandelions with someone for a day you will not get fooled by any of the look-alikes.

Happy hunting

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