Dandelion Folklore

Some unique myths, legends and superstitions about the dandelion.

yellow dandelion flower with closed petals in rain

The dandelion is an excellent barometer. It's actually a common and most reliable way to predict the weather. When the blooms have seeded and are in the fluffy, feathery condition that its weather prophet facilities come to the fore. The ball fully extends if the weather will be fair, but it shuts like an umbrella if rain is approaching. If rain showers will be continuous then it keeps shut all the time, only opening when the rain has ceased.

           

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