Signs of spring: dandelions are blossoming.
Interestingly, in the project of edible wild plants https://globallab.org/ru/project/results/lesnaja_k ... currently half recipes that are divided participants - about the dishes of a dandelion. For example, on salads from its leaves and flowers of the jam.
And I read that in the southern European countries (Italy, France) dandelions even specially bred for food. And prepare them not only salads, main dishes but also, in particular, popular cooked and lightly roasted dandelion leaves.
And known from Bradbury "Dandelion Wine" - not a poetic metaphor, and quite common in America drink.