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I See Dandelions More Like Flowers, Than Weeds

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    Glass of Dandelion Wine, Anyone?

    I like the look of a nice patch of dandelions, they are pretty. However, they are more useful than that! We have just passed the traditional day for gathering dandelions, April 23rd, St George's Day; but there is still time if you haven't gone out and got some yet. here's...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 28, 2009

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    Dandelion Gets Scientific Acceptance As An Antioxidant And "novel" Cancer Therapy

     Dandelion is the bane of immaculate lawn enthusiasts, but holds healing secrets that few people realize. Dandelion is a delicious super-food to add to salads and soups. It contains substantial vitamins and a host of plant-based minerals, especially potassium. The herb...
    bohemiangroove bohemiangroove 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Poor Flowers

    As a kid, they grew all over the local park, a sea of wonderful yellows! And one day, I had collected many and bought them home, some for me and the rest for my mother. :-) When I got home with them, my mother shouted, "Those are weeds! Throw them out!" This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Happy Little Flowers

    Every time I see a dandelion I have to smile.  They are the color of joy.  I love seeing fields of them spread out for acres.  They add beauty to a bleak landscape.  I remember as a child picking bouquets of them and my mom putting them in a vase. ...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 3 Responses May 6, 2009

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    Always Will Be Flowers To Me

    I've always considered dandelions to be flowers. I didn't even know until my teens that they're actually weeds & I was heartbroken lol. I love dandelions & am still upset when I see them get killed by a lawn mower.
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2010

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    Dandelions Are So Pretty...

    except when they encroach on my strawberry patch, and then they are the devil... But mostly I think they are pretty allover the yard:)
    Randomsomething Randomsomething 22-25, F 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    Flowers

    Dandelions are flowers, and they are what most people consider to be weeds. There is nothing better than walking through the woods, looking not only at the animals and insects, but the so-called weeds as well. When most people get dandelions in their yard, they use herbicide to...
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 10 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    Dandelions Can Tell If You Like Butter

    thats what my sister would say when she held the yellow flower under my chin. if you can see yellow there on the throat that means you like butter she explained. the sunlight would always make a golden glow on my skin reflected off the dandelion. i learned about all the flowers...
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 6 Responses Jan 19, 2011

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    Dandelions For My Mom

    One of my earliest memories is of picking a bunch of dandelions and presenting them to my mom...I felt as if I'd given her a bouquet of roses! I never understood why dandelions got such a bad rap...they're pretty, and fun to blow on when the flowers mature!
    JulesInBmore JulesInBmore 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    Glue

    That's what weeds are. Weeds stop erosion. Weeds keep the soil together and the trees standing. They are necessary and as usual we kill, kill kill. I find dandelions amazing. And, tasty in a salad.
    Oddandsingular Oddandsingular 56-60, F 5 Responses Jul 7, 2011

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    Just Ask..???

    Just ASK…………..   What brought me here? How did this happen? Why did I not see? When did it start?Am I a failure as a mother? A good mother would have seen it and done something…. As I sit here looking out the window with my thoughts and unanswered questions I...
    weedbychoice weedbychoice 66-70 3 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    A Weed Is Merely a Misunderstood Flower

    I never understood the whole "flowers vs. weeds" debate with dandelions, because to me, something as simple and beautiful as a dandelion should just be accepted as such. Why do we need to classify it? However, if I simply must, I've always considered them flowers...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    Dandelions Are Flowers.

    Dandelions are flowers and a food source. A weed is an unwanted plant.
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    Same

    I always make a wish when I blow on them :)
    TheAngelBlushes TheAngelBlushes 13-15, F Jul 10, 2012

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    Pretty

    I think they are quite pretty and a lovely color! In fact I like a lot of weeds, though I couldn't tell you the names I'm not good at gardening, but some are beautiful and I find myself thinking and wondering who actually decides on what is a weed and what is a flower? One mans...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Ever Since I Was Young..

    I would pick flowers for my mom.. go out in the field and pick all kinds of wild flowers.. and mom would always throw out the dandelions saying they're weeds.. I thought they helped make the bouquet.. I didn't understand how such a beautiful (flower in my eyes) thing could be...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F Feb 4, 2010

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    Dandelion Don't Tell No Lies

    "...Dandelion will make you wise..." - The Rolling Stones When I was not quite a year old, my parents were living in Sarnia, (Ontario, Canada) where they had a house right on the lake.  Not far from this house was an empty field that would burst, periodically...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    Great Food, Too

    I actually just ate some yesterday, for free, from my yard (I don't use fertilizers and pesticides on the lawn – don't take them from anywhere you don't know whether or not the ground's been treated with chemicals in any way, and always wash what you pick thoroughly). Half my...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 Apr 23, 2012

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    DANDELIONS Are Beautiful!

    ....and if you really look at one and say they are not, you are either lying, or do not like the color yellow.  :^)  I used to pick "bouquets" of dandelions for my mother on the walk home from the school bus, when I was like 5 or 6 years old. ...
    bloomingflower bloomingflower 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    Pretty Flowers For a Princess

      “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson   I have been a very creative and very realistic person even as a young child so the outdoors was a great place for me to play in. My imagination would...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F May 18, 2009

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    I Don't Understand Why Everyone Hates Them

    Well I can understand the aspect of they ruin that perfect green lawn look, they attract bugs, etc. But I cannot understand how a beautiful flower can simply be referred to as a weed. I have walked through fields filled with flowers or many colours, I have seen little pink...
    Jupiterfalling Jupiterfalling 18-21, F Jul 16, 2012

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    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    They're Pretty!

    Flowers are pretty. Dandelions are pretty. Therefor dandelions are flowers. Just because they're resilient and grow wherever they want to does not mean they are weeds. I like looking at them and picking them and sniffing them. And they are dandy, too! And lions! Rawr!
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 7 Responses May 17, 2008

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    Great For Tea

    My preferred tea is made of dandelion root mixed with chicory root. It is a mild diuretic, but contains the right mix of electrolytes to replenish the body. It tastes great too and soothes my stomach. It took me some time to realise this tea comes from the same plant I used as a...
    AgeingThinker AgeingThinker 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 23, 2012

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    Originally?

    I love the yellow of the flowers and the white of the seeds. I remember reading years ago that dandelions were actually cultivated as flowers for their look many years ago. It was only because they spread so easily (and because of American's obsession with uniformly green, well...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 6 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Unfortunately I'm Allergic

    When my family lived in the country I used to pick dandelions all the time and make bouquets out of them. I thought they were so fun and beautiful. But like the other members of my family I have allergies. I'd finish a fun day of playing with Dandelions wondering why my eyes...
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F Dec 26, 2011

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    Yellow Noses,

    My children would smell them. Their noses would turn yellow with the pollen. So cute.
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F Jul 29, 2011

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    Who Wouldn't Like Them,

    if your precious children run up to you with a handful of dandelions clutched in their hands what would you do?  I keep them in a vase and they now think they are my favorite flower.  Well they are b/c my kids gave them to me as babies and the memories are so special, so the...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    Five Iron Frenzy

    A christian band that wrote a song about dandelions (sort of)- Check out these awesome lyrics: In a field of yellow flowers, underneath the sun, bluest eyes that spark with lightning, boy with shoes undone. He is young, so full of hope, reveling in tiny dreams...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10, 2008

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    Socio-Botanical Classification

    Dandelions are actually a food too :) I've made stir-fry dandelion. They are good and are good FOR you! :)     Isnt it amazing how plants too can have a social status? Did we give them the status? If I were a 4 leaf clover, would I regard dandelion as a fellow weed...
    EPAngela EPAngela 31-35, F 5 Responses May 19, 2009

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    THE Flowers of My Heart

    Dandelions are beautiful and I love when my little nephew is in my yard and comes running up with a "special bouquet" for Auntie Jaycee. Inevitably it is going to contain some of my prized tulips, daffodils, some tall grass, and the dandelions from the yard.  He...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 15 Responses May 18, 2008

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    Five Iron Frenzy

    A christian band that wrote a song about dandelions (sort of)- Check out these awesome lyrics: Artist: Five Iron Frenzy Album: Quantity Is Job 1 Song...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

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    My Favorite Flower

    When I was a little boy my mom and I were visiting my elderly great aunt who lived near by. As we prepared to leave my mom and aunt stood on the lawn and continued their conversation for quite a while. To pass the time I wandered around the yard picking dandelions. By the time we...
    soledesperado soledesperado 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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    They're really good for you too.

    You can make sweet dandelion fritters or tea. Mmmm Mmmm Good.
    achantal achantal 18-21, F Sep 2

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    I Didn't Even Know They Were Weeds For the Longest!!

    I always have seen them as flowers, even after I found out technically they are weeds. I don't care. Like when you find out your best friend did something stupid 7 years ago. Who cares? They're flowers.
    HesMyPrincess HesMyPrincess 26-30, F 2 Responses May 17, 2009

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    Dandelions For The Dead

    Want to know a secret? I may have pissed off a dead relative of yours…   You see I recently had a conversation with an Ep friend in which we talked a bit about cemeteries, funerals, and things.  And I couldn’t help but think about the stark difference between how such...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    I Do

    They're pretty, they're scented, and my bunny rabbit just loves to munch on them! When I was a kid I believed dandelions to be the offspring of sunflowers. I now know that is logically impossible but I still like to believe it. I love how dandelions transform. They start off as...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    A Dandelion You Mustn't Pick

    I don't know if any of you have ever heard of -- much less seen -- the beautiful little California Dandelion. It's native only to California, and even then only native to certain regions. Imagine! A dandelion that's rare. My husband and I have seen them during our hikes in...
    gottabeih gottabeih 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    OVOXODrake OVOXODrake 16-17, F Feb 6

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    It Could Be Worse ????

    We all wonder sometimes could it get any worse ? We are in a relationship where we ask ourselves am I doing it wrong ? What's am I missing? Our significant other appears to have changed overnight, who is this stranger I am living with ? Stop blaming yourself you haven't...
    weedbychoice weedbychoice 66-70 2 Responses May 30, 2011

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    My Life As A Weed...by Choice...

      As far back as I can remember i knew something was different.. I did not think or react as others and always thought outside the box. So as I grew older I began to think more and more outside the box, which is hard when you work in a structured world.( like medicine) I...
    weedbychoice weedbychoice 66-70 7 Responses May 11, 2011

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