One of our many native plants in the aster family, California dandelion, or bigflower agoseris, produces a basal patch of leaves from which a 1.5′-2′ tall yellow, dandelion-like flower arises. It is adaptable and tolerant of many soil and habitat types, and can be found in both full sun or part shade. The fruit is a fluffy achene, producing large, showy seed heads. Attractive to pollinators, especially native bees.
Agoseris grandiflora seed packets contain 1/4 teaspoon of seed.
Seed Germination Instructions
No pretreatment required. Sow outside in fall to early spring. Germination may be improved with 30 days cold stratification.