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Rosie our apricot pug is very attracted to dandelions. She likes to pull up the occasional one out of the ground to munch on our pawstretch adventures.
I like the idea that dandelions open up to greet us in the morning and close tight to go to bed in the evening. Cute hey!
Did you know that the dandelion flower also represents the sun, moon and stars. You do now!
So the yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars!
I've recently been reading up about this flower. It is amazing!
Did you know every part of the dandelion is useful in our every day life. The root, leaves and flower can be used for food, drinks, medicine and dye for coloring.
Many moons ago people would pull grass out of their lawns to make room for dandelions and other useful weeds like chickweed, malva, and chamomile.
The name dandelion is taken from the French word 'dent de lion' meaning lion’s tooth, referring to the tooth shaped leaves.
Dandelions have one of the longest flowering seasons of any plant.
A fact I find incredible is we all know that dandelion seeds are transported by the wind. They travel like tiny parachutes. These little parachute seeds are often carried as many as five miles from their origin.
Animals such as birds, insects and butterflies consume nectar or seed of dandelion. Rosie likes munching them too!
Dandelion flowers do not need to be pollinated to form seed. They sure have sunk their roots deep into history. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans all knew about dandelions flower power. It has also been used in Chinese traditional medicine and folk medicine!
Well how interesting!