The white and yellow flowers of the common dandelion, of the family Asteraceae, are often considered bothersome weeds to gardeners, but are popular among children for the puffy white parachute head that develops when mature. Questions in this category are about the propagation, control and removal of Taraxacum officinate, and include some of its beneficial uses that include culinary and medicinal.

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Is Dandelion tea good for sleep?

I think dandelion tea is a very relaxing and soothing type of tea. I would definitely check to make sure that it does not have any caffeine in it so you do not stay up all night. It is most commonly known for it's healing properties. Often times for tea instead of the leaves people will use the roots because they have lots of flavor in them. I would suggest just a little sugar (very little) since the dandelion is naturally a little bitter.



What family does the dandelion belong to?


Botany or Plant Biology

How do dandelion seeds fly?

When they get to puffballs, they just fly on the wind, mostly .

Botany or Plant Biology

What helps to pollinate a yellow dandelion?

A bee or butterfly just like any other flower.


Why do dandelions look like flowers?

So that they can attract bugs to pollinate them.

Garden Weeds
Pest Control

How do you get rid of dandelions?

Applying corn gluten or vinegar as home-made remedies, removing the yellow flowered heads to prevent germination, treating with broadleaf weed killers, and uprooting by hand or by trowel are ways to get rid of dandelions.

Tattoos and Body Art

What is the Symbolism of a dandelion tattoo?

"I think the thing about dandelions is that they are such a strong part of youth. Every child can't resist them. They are fascinating and interactive and just so perfectly fun. And then we grow up and dandelions become less interesting and you walk by them all the time and never stop to actually blow on one. You remember how fun it was but you still are too busy to have fun. And something like this reminds us that there is joy in youth that ought to be cherished and not lost when we're older.

To me it's more than the old cliche ot take time and smell the flowers, it's a reminder to take time and smell the flowers the way you did when you were young. Because that's when the world was most beautiful of all."

... from Flickr

Guinea Pigs

Can guinea pigs eat dandelion?

Of course they can! It is green, or at least the stem is, so it's actually pretty good for them. ^-^

Flower Gardening
Botany or Plant Biology

Can you buy seeds for a dandelion?

Yes. I found them, for example, at cherrygal.com.

Botany or Plant Biology

How do you apply 2-4D to kill dandelions?

Only if you knew a bit about Dandelions, you would ask how to cultivate dandelions :-) hoenstly

I suggest following website: Related Links

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Flower Gardening
Botany or Plant Biology

How do dandelions spread seeds?

The dandelion 1st is a yellow flower.After about a day it turns into a sphere like flower that is white and fuzzy. The fuzzy white things are the "paraschutes" for the seed. The seeds are distributed by the seed letting go and the "parachute" helping it sail through the air until it lands. If you pick up one of these fuzzy dandelions and blow on it the seeds will disperse throughout the air.


What is the difference between daisys and dandelions?

Dandelions are yellow flowers about 3 cm in diameter they change into fluffy Balls made up uot of seeds with a stem and a light feather like top. The wind will blow this appart and so the seeds will travel on the wind to be set out all over the place to grow al over again.

The daisy is a flower with a Yellow hart surrounded with white petals


Can hamsters eat dandelions and dandelion leaves?

Yes they can, just make sure you don't pick them from beside a road, or places where pollution could have effected them.


Names of flowers which are not showy and colourful?



What helps a dandelion spread it seeds?

The wind, kids blowing the seeds around, and also possibly animals eating it going somewhere else and pooping it out.

Books and Literature
Literature Classics
The Twilight Saga

What are the best books ever written?

Best BooksThe National Association of Librarians have listed their favorite 100, the top ten being;

1. Pride and Prejudice

2. To Kill A Mockingbird

3. Jane Eyre

4. Gone With The Wind

5. Lord of The Rings

6. The Catcher In The Rye

7. Little Women

8. A Prayer For Owen Meany

9. The Stand

10.The Great Gatsby

Undoubtedly a majority of confirmed bibliophiles would avidly disagree with several of the choices. Not being able to eliminate any I would prefer moving number 2 to 1, 8 to 2 and 6 to 3, JMO

11. Twilight Saga

AnswerI've read To Kill A Mockingbird and its really good

I have read 1, 4, 5 and 7 and enjoyed them all. Know of the others, except Owen Meany amd The Stand.

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

If we are talking books that make a difference, perhaps we should include Asimov's 'Robot' series as many people think the 'Three Laws of Robotics' are as definitive as the Ten Commandments.

In my personal opinion, for this is essentially an opinion question, Pride and Prejudice is undeserving of the nomination.

100 Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray) Swann's Way (Marcel Proust)

The Twilight Saga is a blood saga.

Care of Rabbits

Can french lop rabbit's eat dandelion weeds?

yes! all rabbits can, just dont feed them too much or they will get a poorly tummy(diorrea)


Characteristics of a dandelion?

The characteristics of a dandelion is that is has little seeds to move through the air! So when somebody is tryin to find the answer to this, thank me!!!


Why do you call it dandelion and burdock?

This is a traditional British soft fizzy drink first used in 1265. It is made from fermented Dandelion and Burdock roots


What type of adaptaions do dandelions have?

They easily adapt to the sun and rain - even though the rain knocks off all of the little dandies on them, it still helps the plant survive- long enough to produce more dandies! :)hope this helps...

Flower Gardening

What is the meaning of a Dandelion?

Happiness and Faithfulness.


Are dandelions good for dogs?

Actually, dandelions are good for dogs.

“Dandelion Greens aren't just good for your dog; they're a great ingredient in dog food. Not only are Dandelion greens a natural source of vitamins A, C, K, D, and B, but they contain protein, and important minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese.“


What does dandelion means?

The word comes from the French "dent de lion" meaning lion's tooth.


Are dandelions poisonous to horses?



Do dandelions have any healing properties?

DANDELION AKA: wild endive, lions tooth, piss-in-bed RX: #1 recommended salad addition, leaf infusion, root decoction, tincture, add to a bath for prevention of yeast infection Used for PMS, weight loss, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, cancer prevention, yeast infection, digestive aid Warnings: may cause skin rash in sensitive cases. If dandelions causes stomach problems use less or stop using it. Source:http://www.pharrah13.com/herbal_uses.html It is also useful in tincture or infusion for liver detoxification. Dandelion root, roasted, may be used in an infusion as a substitute for coffee (no caffiene.)


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