True (Common/Wild) Dandelion

True (or common) dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), woefully maligned by lawn care enthusiasts and widely understood as an invasive weed, is actually an outstanding human plant ally. Dandelion leaves are edible and rich in vitamins (A, C, D, and B) and minerals (iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron, and silicon). They are a digestive bitter and a potent diuretic replacing the potassium lost during urination. Externally, the mashed fresh leaves or root can be used alone or with other herbs (such as plantain, comfrey, mallow, yarrow) can be used as a poultice, bringing gentle relief and healing action to minor abrasions and insect bites. Finally, the flowers can be used to make wine.

90 days to leaf. 150 days - 2nd year for root harvest. Perennial.
Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.


Packet: ~50 seeds (0.03 gram) : 5256 Available


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