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PlantFiles: Lacerate-leaved Dandelion
Taraxacum lacera

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Taraxacum (ta-RAKS-uh-kum) (Info)
Species: lacera (LASS-er-a) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 C (-50 F)
USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 C (-45 F)
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Clover1 On Mar 31, 2005, Clover1 from Hercules, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Dandelion leaves are a choice edible and are very healthy for your liver. They are delicious steamed and drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper. Some people may find them too bitter. You will want to pick off the flowers to prevent them from spreading into unwanted areas of your garden.

Regional...

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

Hercules, California
Smyrna, Georgia



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