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- Plant Name- Botanical Name - Dandelion - Taraxacum officinale Hardy Planting Zones- 3-10 Sun or Shade – Full Sun to Partial Sun- Height - 12-18" Mature Width- 12-18" Bloom Season – Spring, Fall (April to May and August to Sept.) Beginner
Dandelion – Pyrrhopappus Carolinianus
The dandelion plant is used in several ways. It can be used to create delicious salads with the leaves and also helps with digestive and even kidney problems. The roots of this plant can also is brewed into teas that help with constipation and also helps eliminate feeling sluggish during the day. The leaves and roots on this plants also help stabilize blood sugar levels in diabetics. False Dandelion is very similar to the famous Dandelion plant. These plants are great to use in salads and other methods of cooking. They will have bright yellow blooms and will look great planted in natural areas. These plants do good in moist soils but can also grow in dry soil conditions. They will thrive in clumps and can be seen growing in cracks that are in driveways and sidewalks.