Taraxacum officinale, the Dandelion, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae).

Taraxacum officinale, the Dandelion, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae).

Dandelion Flower ~ it seems interesting that most young children are naturally drawn to these flowers, which they quickly & charmingly so, find they can enjoy waving or blowing into the air.

Dandelion Flower ~ it seems interesting that most young children are naturally drawn to these flowers, which they quickly & charmingly so, find they can enjoy waving or blowing into the air.

Dandelions  Pick them when they are young, before they get bitter (low to the ground and the size of a marble), then sprinkle on salads or rice (raw or steamed) to add a sweet honey flavor.

Dandelions Pick them when they are young, before they get bitter (low to the ground and the size of a marble), then sprinkle on salads or rice (raw or steamed) to add a sweet honey flavor.

Dandelion Flower Symbolism Dandelions stand for wishes coming true. The dozens of seeds released by each flower head represent fertility and abundance. The seeds' journey illustrates a time of clothing the past and a symbol of hope for starting something new. When we blow away the puffball with it's seeds, we make a wish for something better. It also symbolize faithfulness and happiness, affection returned, desire, sympathy, Oracle of Time and Love. Dandelions are rich in symbolism.

Dandelion Flower Symbolism Dandelions stand for wishes coming true. The dozens of seeds released by each flower head represent fertility and abundance. The seeds' journey illustrates a time of clothing the past and a symbol of hope for starting something new. When we blow away the puffball with it's seeds, we make a wish for something better. It also symbolize faithfulness and happiness, affection returned, desire, sympathy, Oracle of Time and Love. Dandelions are rich in symbolism.

The Dandelion pattern is one of those terrific knitting patterns. The petals can be a bit difficult at first but you do soon get used to it.

The Dandelion pattern is one of those terrific knitting patterns. The petals can be a bit difficult at first but you do soon get used to it.

This week I’ve been collecting dandelions, spruce shoots, stinging nettles and ground elder. My first wild harvest this year! Two years ago I wrote about fried dandelion flowers. Unfortunately I ha…

This week I’ve been collecting dandelions, spruce shoots, stinging nettles and ground elder. My first wild harvest this year! Two years ago I wrote about fried dandelion flowers. Unfortunately I ha…

Dandelion - May your wish come true    http://www.dicraft.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Dandelion-Fairy-by-Marina-Zherdeva-from-Moscow.jpg

Dandelion - May your wish come true http://www.dicraft.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Dandelion-Fairy-by-Marina-Zherdeva-from-Moscow.jpg

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