Italian dandelion is not a true dandelion, however can be used in salads since it's leaves taste and appear much like dandelion. Good in any recipes requiring greens and it's very nutritious. Early leaves have a spoon shape, but as they grow will have defined saw tooth spikes along the sides.
To direct sow Italian dandelion seeds plant in spring after frost has past. Find a nice sunny location with at least 6 hours of full sun. Make sure soil is well drained, but has rich manure or compost added. Scatter thinly to create a natural look. Harvest greens and enjoy.