Close in appearance to the dandelion, but not truly related. The Italian dandelion has a tangy, slightly bitter flavor; and it has jagged-edged leaves that are a deeper green and slightly larger than the dandelion. It can be cooked and also used in salads.
Plural: Italian dandelions
Season: available year-round
How to store: Refrigerate, tightly wrapped in a plastic bag, up to five days.
How to prepare: Wash well before using.