Did you know?
- Dandelions are members of the sunflower family.
- Birds, insects and butterflies consume the nectar or seed of dandelions.
- There are about 100 different species.
- They are found all over the world in temperate regions. European settlers intentionally brought dandelions to America.
- The word 'dandelion' is French in origin “dent de lion” lion’s tooth, which refers to the serrated leaves.
- Dandelion flowers open in the morning and close in the evening.
- Every part of the dandelion is useful. It can be used for food, medicine and dye for coloring.
- Dandelions are high in calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C.
In this photo a dandelion invaded my magenta creeping phlox.
Dandelion facts from: http://justfunfacts.com and http://www.columbia.edu