Dandelion is a perennial plant growing almost everywhere reaching approx 38-40 cm in height. This plant has only basal leaves, toothed or lobed. The flower-heads are approximately 4.5 cm wide, yellow.
The flowers of Dandelions are yellow or orange-yellow in colour. Seeds are enclosed within fruiting bodies, attached to a long slender stalk that terminates in a parachute-like structure called a pappus. Seeds are transported in the wind.
Euell Gibbons in his classic book “Stalking the Wild Asparagus” devotes over four pages to the many tasty dishes that can be possibly made from this common dandelion plant. In today’s world people spends millions of dollars on toxins to eliminate Dandelions from their lawns.