White dandelion
Taraxacum albidum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Taraxacum (ta-RAKS-uh-kum) (Info)
Species: albidum (AL-bi-dum) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Denison, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 16, 2009, wormfood from Lecanto, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

That's right! I had an Aunt Emma that made Dandelion Wine. She was always nice and happy. I am looking for the dandelion with the edible leaves and wanting to grow them in zone 9a, Florida. I tried them but didn't suppliment water. I should try again but they take 2 years to sprout. I'd appreciate any help. At least to know which one to try. Does anyone know if the Pyrrhopappus carolinianus is edible?

Positive

On Dec 4, 2008, Stephivicious from Altamonte Springs, FL wrote:

Leaves make a good sub, for spinach, flower heads can be made into wine, Roots can be roasted & ground for a coffee like drink. By far the most useful "weed" around.