6/12/2007

The Despised Dandelion

(Toledo, OH) From this angle, the lowly dandelion looks impressive; its brilliant yellow hues light up the computer monitor, and provide a stark contrast with the lawn.

Yet despite its simple beauty and nutritive value as a salad green, the dandelion remains one of the most hated of lawn weeds. Taraxacum officinale is the most common of these plants, and American consumers spend billions each year attacking plants like the dandelion.

Me? I pull a few of the most visible dandelions, and I mow the rest. I figure that any aesthetic appeal my lawn lacks is balanced by a reduction in future cancers from all those lawn chemicals.

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Blogger Hooda Thunkit said...

Grrrrrrrrrr!

3:58 PM  

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