Taraxacum officinale, the common dandelion is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). T. officinale is considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and a food. Common dandelion is well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that disperse in the wind.
|Sow:||Direct sow after last frost in Spring, or 6 weeks before first frost in Fall|
|Sow depth:||Barely cover. Needs light to germinate.|
|Days to Germinate:||7-21|
|Days to harvest:||95 Leaf, 365 Root|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Bloom Description:||Yellow flowers|
|Special Properties:||Easily self-seeds|