The Lion’s Tooth
Dandelion is large flowering plant found across most of the Northern Hemisphere and its common name from French, “dent-de-lion”, means “lion’s tooth”.
The yellow flower heads, called florets, open during the day and close for the night.
The flower heads eventually mature into globes and the seeds form until they are carried away by the wind or other force. The seeds easily colonize in freshly disturbed soil and have become rampant in urban areas.
Are dandelions weeds or flowers? You decide.