"Among the humbler plants, let me not forget
the dandelion that so early dots the sunny slopes, and upon which the bee languidly
grazes, wallowing to his knees in the golden but not over-succulent pasturage."
- John Burroughs, from "Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes, Etc."
"How little are children aware, as they blow
away the seeds of dandelion... that they are fulfilling one of the great ends of
- Sir J.E. Smith, from "The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction."