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Dandelion

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dandelion

taraxacum officianale

Dandelion is starting to awaken from it’s winter sleep – deep in the earth, the roots reach down… the white sap moistens, and the green, toothed, leaves nestle into a rosette, getting ready for the buds to push through. Spring is almost here!

Dandelion is one of my favorite wild flowers. It is lowly and humble, and yet full of sunny joy! Children adore it. It offers it’s whole being – from roots, to stem, to flower-bud, and flower-head – for sustaining us with food and medicine, and offers a deep, spring-cleanse with it’s tonic.

This flower reverberates with me, also because it has a determination to survive – and manifest. It’s roots regenerate when broken and pulled up. It’s seed-head sends out hundreds of parachutes… I feel it welcomes my harvest, with dandelion-joy.

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