Dandelions. It depends if you’re a bee of other pollinator I guess. Some people eat and drink them. They’re nutritious and have been used in many cultures as medicine for healing. Lots of homeowners can’t stand the sight of a dandelion in their yard. They spray weed killer and try to eliminate them from their lawn. Others dig them out. But Dandelion roots “produce a strong taproot that is capable of penetrating the soil to a depth of 10 to 15 feet, but it is most commonly 6 to 18 inches deep” That’s deep.
Here’s an article with seven reason to not kill dandelions.
And another article with ten things you didn’t know about dandelions
From Dandelion Salad, cookies, syrup, wine to Fried Dandelion Roots, Dandelion Vinegar, there are plenty of recipes out there including Dandelion Jelly. I’ve seen a Dandelion Sausage for sale. You can purchase A box of Dandelion leaf and root tea if you don’t want to harvest dandelions yourself.
So whether or not you want to taste them, how do you feel about dandelions?