When did dandelions become classified as plants with the need to be exterminated?
Hanging around all summer in various stages, from vivid sunshine yellow to finely tuned flying seeds, dandelion plant parts can be used for wine, salads and medicinal purposes. They have an innate ability to seed and thrive in the smallest crack of concrete or in the most luscious of lawns.
If the grass seed in my yard had half this staying power, I'd be envied. As it is, my neighbors frown when fuzzy parachutes drift across the fence to take root.
I find them fascinating! I've also learned to wage battles I can win and this surely isn't the one.
Pending Parachutes, Digital Photo by Sue
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