Organic Thick to Leaved Dandelion Seeds - 25 Count
Organic Thick to Leaved Dandelion
Lettuce Dandelion, Puff Ball, Ghost Ball, Cicoria Catalogna, Puntarella, Pessenlit, Blowball
Description: The Thick to Leaved Dandelion is a beautiful deep yellow colored flower, with a solitary flower head, each with numerous yellow ray flowers, tops a hollow, leafless stalk that rises from the center of a rosette of toothed leaves. Stem juice is milky.
Life Cycle: Herbaceous perennial
Origin: North America
Name: The name dandelion is derived from the French ‘dent de lion’, which means 'lion's tooth' in reference to the plant's jagged green leaves.
Flowers: Heads 3/4 to 1 1/2 inch (2 to 3.8 cm) wide, with outer bracts short, curled back, inner bracts longer, curling back when fruits mature; flowers all of ray type.
Leaves: Very thick (Comparable to lettuce) 2 to 16 inch (5 to 40 cm) long, lanceolate, broadest near tip, with jagged, backward to pointing lobes or teeth.
Fruit: Seed to like, gray or olive brown, the body about 3/16 inch (4.5 mm) long, rough in upper portion, and tipped by a stalk 2 to 4 time the length of body, bearing white, feathery bristles at the end.
Height: 2 to 20 inch (5 to 50 cm).
Nutritional Values: Ounce for ounce, they have more calcium than milk and as much iron as spinach. They are also a strong source of beta to carotene, vitamins B, C, and E, fiber, magnesium, potassium, and iron. Dandelion greens have been used to enhance liver function and may prevent or cure gallstones. They have also been used to remove toxic wastes from the blood and to clear up chronic skin complaints and are also considered an effective laxative. The European dandelion became common in North America with the arrival of white settlers, but the Indians also began using it as a food and for its medicinal qualities.
Propagation & Cultivation: Easy to grow from seed. No treatment needed, but stratification of one week will raise the germination rate to 98% percent, average 90 to 92%. Dandelion is very easy to grow and cultivate, starting with any soil, or potting soil, plant the seeds in a very lightly sowed row, water and cover with less than 1/8 inch or soil. Lightly water again. Germination will begin in 4 – 10 days, flowering in 14 days, and seed production in 1 week following flowering. Cultivation is dependent upon the part of the plant you wish to use, flowers when flowering, stems when seeding, and root at any period after September 15th. Can withstand cold to -30`F ( -34`C).
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Low to moderate. Will respond to increased water and lack of competition from other plants.
Soil: Any soil. Responds to fertilizer wonderfully. Uses: Parts used: Whole plant fresh or dried. Leaves and roots also used separately. Dandelion wine is made from the fresh blossoms, with the green calyx removed. The medicinal herb market focus is on the leaf and root of the plant, and there does not appear to be any medical literature about the flowers or wine.
Interesting Facts: Roots can be taken up and planted in dark cellars to produce a blanched form similar to the French cultivation of chicory. Through selection and branching, the cultivated forms are not as bitter as the wild ones. The roots can be cooked and added to soups and salads. They were one of the many things tried as substitutes for coffee in the 19th century. Another name, pessenlit, a French word referring to its diuretic properties, also found an English equivalent, pissabed. Dandelion is probably the best single herb you can use for spring cleansing and detoxification through its laxative and diuretic actions. It is one of the best natural diuretics. Some drugs cause kidney stimulation which causes a loss of potassium, which can cause an aggravation with any cardio vascular problem that you may have at the time. Because dandelion has up to a 5 percent amount of potassium, this loss is counteracted.
Warning: May cause excessive urination in children that handle crushed heads and stalks. Dandelion is considered a weed by some, and can readily be spread by its airborne seeds. If not using the flower, the plant should be deadheaded prior to seed dispersal. Controlled planting and care should be used when cultivating this plant. Simple controlled growing conditions can mitigate most issues with escape and uncontrolled growth.)
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