Okay this spring I wondered why after a dozen years here I'd suddenly have "dandelion" volunteers out front but concluded I must have been somehow very careless with seeds that Paul Zmoda had given me at the Tampa Rare Fruit Council meetings. But I was happy and moved them into a baby pool garden on my back patio I am growing "perennial okra" in where they THRIVED. Well....the emerging bloom spikes make clear that they are actually volunteers of chicory from the mail box bed from last year! I'll gladly eat them as they share that same wonderful bitter taste and are very nutritious. So far, no germination from the dandelion seeds from Paul or that were mailed to me from Indiana. Live and learn!