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Do you know . . .

Dandelions are the first food for the bees in the spring.
Dandelions are full of vitamins, nutrients and minerals for herbivores, like bunnies and humans.
Dandelions are hailed by herbalists as the perfect plant medicine; providing nutrients and helping digestive system efficiency.
Dandelions are good for your lawn. Their wide-spreading roots loosen hard-packed soil, aerate the earth and help reduce erosion. The deep taproot pulls nutrients such as calcium from deep in the soil and makes them available to other plants. Dandelions actually fertilize the grass.
Dandelions are used in biodynamic compost preparations.

 

Dandelions are treasured in childhood 🙂

    

For more about dandelions check out Dandelions important for the garden ecosystem and Ten Things You Might Not Know About Dandelions