One legends reveals that if you can blow all the seeds off a dandelion with one breath you are loved passionately. If a few seeds remain your sweetheart may has reservations. If many seeds remain you do not have a chance.
Rustic Oracle is what some used to call the dandelion. They open about 5 AM and shut at 8 PM. Some also call this the shepherd's clock. However, any one can tell if it is 5 in the morning and the sun begins to rise. About 8 PM it will either be dark or be getting dark according to the season.
Some say that we might consider blowing the seeds of a dandelion to carry our thoughts and dreams to our loved one. This seems to be a very romantic flower except for the man with the "perfect" lawn.
The common name is a corruption of the French term "dent de lion," or tooth of the lion.
During WW II soldiers found that roasting and crushing the taproot of the dandelion one can find a suitable substitute for coffee. The greens are edible, also.