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Many people do not understand why anyone would want to grow dandelions on their property. Aren’t they weeds? It is possible that these sunny yellow flowers are so despised because they are so effortless to grow. A yard full of them is beautiful and heartening. It’s too bad that so many people think it’s a sign of dereliction.

Not only is the plant beautiful, but every part of it can be eaten. It is also used medicinally.

Dandelion's Growth

A member of the sunflower family, the plant's stalk grows from 2 to 18 inches high and bears a single yellow flower. When the stalk is cut, it gives a milky liquid. Technically, the blossom is a flowerhead with many yellow ray flowers. The flowerheads are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and the ray flowers are strap-like with five tiny petals. The heads are supported by pointed bracts, and the outer points bend backwards. They flower from March to September.

Dandelion's Fruit

The flower grows out of a base of leaves that can be between 2 and 16 inches long. They are deeply toothed, which gives the plant its name. It is a corruption of the French words for “lion’s tooth.” The famous plant clock is made up of dry, one seeded fruits. The fruits are attached to long, white bristles that make the clock silky and downy.

Dandelion's Graphic Appeal

The plant seems to grow everywhere, but is actually not common in the deep south. It grows wild in fields, roadsides, lawns and has even been known to grow up through cracks in the sidewalk. Clearly, the plant is not fussy about soil and can tolerate drought and other adverse weather conditions. The yellow flowerheads close up when the sun’s not shining, then open up when it is. Dandelions that grow in the shade can grow very tall and may not flower.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Mattie Wilson
Dandelion Plant

These are precious flowers which have stayed in my lawn for over two years now. Nice accent to any perennial and shrubs around.

Thanks for the 5 stars Mattie, your review is a great way to let us know we’re on track for making our customers smile! We appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback and look forward to serving you again in the future.

Maddie Brady
Childhood Memories

I more than gladly bought this plant, and was more than happy with the way that it turned out. It was a wonderful memory to look at.

Thank you so much for your feedback, Maddie! It makes our day hearing about how much our customers love our plants and the great service they have received from our team. We have passed on your review to our team and look forward to you purchasing from us again.