One of my fondest memories...
When we lived in NY in the ‘80’s, we were the only house in our neighborhood that didn't have Chemlawn service. (Even then I was “crunchy!” )
Consequently, our yard was densely populated with T. officinalis (dandelions)...and other “weeds.”
Our then three year old son, Billy, commented, as he presented me with a huge bouquet of long-stemmed dandelions, "God must REALLY love us ‘cause He gives us so many of these beautiful flowers!"
Today, almost forty years later, I still love dandelions, and Bill's youngest son brings me bouquets of these beauties.
Years ago in my college Field botany class I learned that the lowly dandelion's scientific name, Taraxacum officinale means "the official cure for disorders".
In fact, this website (Dandelion | NCCIH (nih.gov)) states the following
"Today, dandelion is promoted as a “tonic,” as a diuretic, and for a variety of conditions, including infections and digestive symptoms. As a food, dandelion is used as a salad green and in soups, wine, and teas. The roasted root is used as a coffee substitute."
Truthfully, I would rather have a bouquet of dandelions picked with love by a child than a florist shoppe full of roses!