Dandelion Folklore

Some unique myths, legends and superstitions about the dandelion.

yellow dandelion with closed petals

The dandelion is often referred to as the rustic oracle; its flowers always open around sunrise at about 5 A.M. in the morning, and shut at dusk around 8 P.M. in the evening. Because of this it has been called the "Shephard's Clock".

           

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