The Dandelion is a widely distributed perennial weed. The mature plant arises from a strong, deep taproot that exudes a milky substance when cut. There is no visible stem. Leaves are sparsely hairy or without hairs, have deeply serrated margins, and are clustered in a rosette at the base of the plant. Dandelion can reproduce from seed almost year-round or it can regrow from its taproot. Bright yellow flower heads, 1 to 2 inches (2.5 – 5 cm) across, consist of petal-like ray flowers and are borne singly on the tip of a hollow stalk, 3 to 12 inches (7.5 – 30 cm) long. Seeds are enclosed singly within fruiting bodies and are attached to a long slender stalk that terminates in a parachute-like structure called a pappus. Seeds are transported in the wind. The bristles on the seeds can clog cultivation equipment.
In America the dandelion is an evil plant that defies most efforts to eradicate it. The amount of money spent to destroy it is astronomical. The man hours to kill it have never been calculated & yet the dandelion thrives. 🙂
Now lets travel to Russia: Where the Russians think that the dandelion is a beautiful flower! That they are an enhancement to your yard. A flower whose leaves you can eat in salads. The root can be roasted and ground up for a coffee like drink. It also can aid digestion, improves the liver function, help in weight lose, help fight cancer & last but not least help control Diabetes!
Strange how one mans poison is another mans delight!
Windows to Russia!