Dandelion flowers and seeds have been, in all times a great inspiration for children's books writers, favorite flower for children to play with and a bane of those looking for the perfect lawn.
Plants in our lives have great power. Indoor plants and outdoor plants can bring us down or lift us up.
We have all experienced the ability to regenerate from our roots like the dandelion. Their ability to thrive under the most adverse conditions can teach us persistence and survival.
Dandelion Flower Symbolism
Dandelions stand for wishes coming true. The dozens of seeds released by each flower head represent fertility and abundance. The seeds' journey illustrates a time of clothing the past and a symbol of hope for starting something new. When we blow away the puffball with it's seeds, we make a wish for something better. It also symbolize faithfulness and happiness, affection returned, desire, sympathy, Oracle of Time and Love.
Dandelions are rich in symbolism and some of these symbols are very different and opposed to each other; in some traditions dandelions symbolize flirtation or grief.
In my next post I shall share with you my experiences with the dandelion herbal tea and medical effects.