The Dandelion


This is the seedling of a Dandelion!

Dandelions, in the western parts of the world are known as a weed. Yet in Europe and in parts of Asia, the dandelion is used for its dense nutritional value of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Contrary to popular belief, the dandelion is a beneficial plant to have. It’s a great companion plant for gardening because it’s long taproot brings up nutrients to the shallow-rooting plants in the garden adding minerals and nitrogen to the soil. Dandelions also attract pollinating insects which help the fruit ripen. Dandelion seeds are often spread by wind and can even travel 5 miles before it finally reaches the ground.