So, it looks like the ‘yellow insurgency’ is in its last throes. By the time you read this, most likely, dandelions have gone from their ‘look, I’m really pretty’-stage to their ‘blow me in the wind’-phase. I heard that dandelions can reproduce without fertilization, which makes them pretty much unaffected in case of dwindling numbers of our precious pollinators. It also struck me as coincidence that I was thinking of dandelions the last couple of days: remarkably, I seem to bring up this subject every year around the same time time.
If you think of it: I wonder if these flowers would make perfect test-subjects for monitoring climate change, genetic variation and ‘seed migration’. Driving through rural Nova Scotia, these god-awful flowers seem to be the only wild flower around and they appear to grow no matter what weather or environment.
And I bet, they’re probably not the most favourite snack for cows.