Thick-Leaved improved strain grows 18–24” and is slower to bolt than other varieties, Tender fleshy leaves. Best enjoyed fresh when leaves are young or cooked like spinach or in soups. Good blanched with onions, raisins and balsamic vinegar. Dandelion salads are often accompanies with hard boiled eggs. Yellow flower heads are edible and are made into wine. Baked roots are ground to make a coffee substitute. The popular name comes from dent de lion, French for lions tooth, referring to the teeth on the leaves. Highest of all other fruits and vegetables for Iron content. The root used as a diuretic, dandelion stimulates the kidney without causing loss of potassium. As an hepatic and cholagogue it is used for liver and gall bladder congestion. Mild laxative, for increasing appetite and improving digestion. Milky latex has been used as a mosquito repellent. Permaculture dynamic accumulator pumping soil minerals from the roots to the surface as leaf litter. Also see Chicory for similar selections. Also known as Dandelion Ameliore. Tags: Color: Green, Season: Spring Fall.
Native to Eurasia and now is naturalized throughout North America, southern Africa, South America, New Zealand, Australia, and India. Delicious dandelion recipes