I have wondered about this for so long.
I GOT SO CONFUSED THE OTHER DAY BECAUSE I COULDN’T REMEMBER WHICH ONE A DANDELION WAS AND NOW I FOUND OUT THEY’RE BOTH???
When my family briefly lived in Oregon back in 1992 (my parents were on location for a movie), I was in daycare during the day. And the kids at the daycare would go out into this large field each day and divide into different clubs/gangs. It was basically Boys VS. Girls, but I was on the Boys’ side (to be fair, the Girls had a token boy on their side as well).
And whenever the Boys and I would get ready to do “battle” with the Girls, we’d rub dandelion flowers on our noses until our noses turned completely yellow — it was our war paint. We were the “Yellow Nose Gang.” Which sounds ridiculous now, but we were quite mighty at the time.
And that was my brief foray into “gang life.” Good times.
Also, fun fact: Dandelions (a weed) are edible whereas most grass varieties are not. So, if the Apocalypse happens, the “ugly” yards that are covered in weeds will be more valuable than the “good” yards that aren’t. Dandelions. The war paint of choice for seven-year-olds in a “gang” and a potential food source at the end of the world.
Also, you can make wishes on them! :3
Harvey Smith, textile design with butterflies, 1967. Printed on velvet. For Patterson-Piazza Inc. USA. Via Cooper Hewitt
just like human beings, we just have to appreciate their beauty while we still could hold them in our hands