A dandelion goes through three stages in its life cycle: germination, blooming, and reproduction. The germination stage is when the seed begins to take root and grow. The plant grows a stem and a flower during the flowering stage, and it produces seeds and gets ready for winter during the reproductive stage.
When a seed lands in ideal growing conditions, the germination stage begins. These circumstances typically include moist soil that receives lots of sunlight and is around 77 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature. Germination also includes the seedling stage, when the plant grows leaves and roots. For eight to fifteen weeks, dandelions are normally in the seedling stage.
The following phase is blooming. The plant has to develop a stem between 6 and 24 inches long before it blooms. The stage of flowering officially starts at this point. Dandelions are resilient; they can bloom again despite being moved or eaten.
The blossom transforms into a large number of tiny seeds to signal the start of the reproductive cycle. Because dandelions are asexual, they can reproduce without pollen. When the seeds are ripe, they float away from the mother plant and begin to germinate somewhere else.
The seeds are linked to white floating objects known as pappuses. A dandelion that has lost its seeds hibernates over the winter before emerging in the spring to produce new flowers.