(L. radix, root) The first root to emerge from a seed.
[with apologies to D. Hoffmann]
Do you actually eat those dandelion greens?
Dandelion greens are quite bitter if you harvest them in July, but this time of year they're not so bad. And they're really good for you regardless of when you harvest them! Spring rosettes of tiny leaves can get dressed with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper for a tasty salad (I remember zia Rita collecting them every spring). The leaf is loaded with potassium, and acts as a mild diuretic and depurative. I eat some, and dry the rest for tea and tincture.
Yes, there are those who will opt for the bitter and the zingy. Can they be served with a dark chocolate sauce?
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