The maligned Dandelion:

Gardeners exterminate them

Bees depend on their early pollen

Birds depend on the abundant seeds

Children love to blow the seeds like bubbles.


In Praise of the much maligned, ubiquitous Dandelion. What is not to like?


12 thoughts on “The maligned Dandelion:

  1. Dandelion must be one of the most hated plants – and also love by anyone who doesn’t try to keep them out of a garden. For me the have always represented early summer. You captured a great shot, and I particularly like the way you have used a limited depth of field.

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    • Ha, ha, Tommy…as low as I could…on tummy in dry grass…so low that a car turned round and man came to ask me in middle of a field if I was ok!! as he saw me lying there so still , with cycle parked by gate!! He was astonished that I went to these lengths for WEEDS!!!

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  2. Hi, lovely, soft colours and so true…..we eat the flowers, good for your health! And more important: the bees survival. Without the bees, no life.

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