When you look at a dandelion are you seeing one bright yellow flower? Get closer, because each yellow petal is a flower. About two hundred of these flowers make up the head of the dandelion. When you click on this picture you will see the curled tips that are the actual flowers. To see for yourself just pick a dandelion and gently pull one petal loose and you will see the curled flower and the bit of fluff at the base that will eventually become the parachute to carry the seed on the breeze. Do you know that the dandelion was brought to this country for it's medicinal purposes and that there was a time when gardeners pulled out the grass to give more growing space to the dandelion.