Which Grocery Store Aisle is Dandelion Greens in?
How do you buy fresh dandelions?
When buying dandelion greens, look for firm leaves with thin stems. Yellow, limp, or wilted leaves with overly large or woody stems should be avoided. Alternatively, non-GMO untreated seeds can be bought online and sown indoors or directly outdoors in your garden.
Where can I forage for dandelions?
Dandelions grow pretty much everywhere: this includes grassland, meadow, wasteland, lawns and gardens.
What kind of dandelion can you eat?
Dandelion greens are also edible. The best time to harvest the leaves is when they are still young and tender, before the plant begins to flower. Tender leaves taste great when chopped fresh into salad. As the leaves grow older they become increasingly bitter.
What is the difference between dandelions and false dandelions?
True dandelions produce ONLY ONE blossom per flowering stem. Carolina False Dandelion has a leafy stem, and is also called Leafy Stem Dandelion. In addition, blooms of Cat's Ear and True Dandelion are a chrome yellow, while those of Carolina False Dandelion often may look more like a “lemon” yellow.
What does fake dandelion look like?
The flowers of false dandelion are yellow, resembling a typical dandelion. The flowers are 1-inch across and appear singly at the ends of long stems. False dandelion reproduces from seeds which have the same appearance as common dandelion. False dandelion is usually found where soils are sandy or gravelly.