A closer look at the familiar dandelion flower reveals that it’s not the most beautiful flower in the garden … but its looks don’t have anything to do with its benefits.

Dandelion, the Poor Man’s Ginseng

The common dandelion offers many benefits


(Taraxacum officinale)


Dandelion is perhaps one of the most commonly known weeds in the world. Most people notice the yellow flowers that are often seen in lawns and fields. The flower arises from a leafless stalk, beginning with a bullet-shaped bud, which then bursts open into a globe of yellow flowers. After a week or 10 days, these flowers mature into a light-gra

Read the rest of this story with
an American Outdoor Guide: Boundless membership.

Already have an account?