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Dandy Dandelions

Posted on May 4, 2015

Come on, what’s wrong with the dandelion anyway? We call it a “weed” but it’s a pretty, tiny yellow flower. What could be so distasteful about that? These flowers end up as important early season nectaring and pollen plants for bees, a place for lepidoptera larvae to grow and feed, and our birds eat it. You can even eat this nutritious plant, too! Every bit. Not that you may want to unless you know what has been going in and on your lawn…

Dandelion April-0062

Dandelion April-0063

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator