Dandelion, you’re a pretty little weed

Dan – de – lion  – french to english translation is teeth of a lion. A notorious weed that is fierce in its ability to survive and pollinate and can withstand tough and harsh conditions. It is a pesky weed but isn’t it a pretty one?

Medicinally it is used to treat infections and cure ailments of the liver. It is also has culinary value and is used in salads, wines and even as a type of coffee.

Folklore says that blowing the seeds off a dandelion carries your thoughts and dreams to your loved one.

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