Under-valued and decried as a mere weed, the humble yet very hardy dandelion is all too often vilified as a mere weed, a scourge that gardeners and landscapers are often determined to rid from view using harmful chemicals and sprays. I for one hope more people will refute this misinformed view of dandelions as they are beautiful, and they pack a lot of nutrients for both people and insects, especially bees!
Dandelions have huge benefits for bees. Bees gravitate to dandelions en masse for sustenance during those early, cold spring days when there’s little if anything else upon which to feed.
Next time you see a dandelion flower, don’t see it as a weed, see it as a beautiful drop of nutrition and sunshine!