On a hot summer day, you can see miles of yellow meadows in the outskirts of Waterloo. They trick you into thinking they are beautiful harmless flowers, but they invade wherever they can.
At the end of their life cycle, their petals become white and fluffy like a grandpa’s head. Before they rest in peace, they must leave something behind to show that they have once lived here. Their white fluffy petals leave their cozy home and get blown away to a place where they have never been to.
They land on a new piece of land and start a life of their own.
Who would have known this invasive yellow flower is not actually a flower but a type of herb that can have many health benefits. Its roots and leaves can be made into herbal tea which is very popular in many parts of the world. They are a good source of antioxidants, potassium, and more!
Yes, you guessed it! They are Dandelions.