Friday Floral Feature: Dandelions Rule


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Phases of dandelion in my back yard–and yes, there is lots of creeping charlie, too.

I surrender. Dandelions were deliberately brought to the Americas by Europeans, so why fight any more?

Pretty yellow flowers of spring, summer and fall—I may spray now and then to knock you back, but that’s more for show or to get along with the neighbors. I can’t get rid of you, so I may as well learn to like you.

The gardens seem more summer like, these days. Early peonies have bloomed and quickly faded; the later smaller varieties of pink lilacs are getting ready to bloom. I’ve had one clematis plant spring forth in flower, and another that should break into flower soon.

And dandelions, which seem to be everywhere, offering their tempting pom poms to grandchildren who can’t resist the temptation to puff the fluff. Even the yellow flowers can turn chin or nose a fetching vermilion.

You win, dandelions.

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2 responses to “Friday Floral Feature: Dandelions Rule

  1. I believe our colleague Mary will tell you that vermillion is a shade of scarlet
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermilion. Perhaps jonquil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonquil_(color)) or aureolin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aureolin) is the hue you seek?

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