This little flower gets a raw deal, often regarded as a weed to be dug up, but it is actually quite pretty, with its bright yellow colour and distinctive leaves. Even the etymology of its name is pretty. Millie explains the origin of dandelion, and how people in other countries refer to this cheery flower.
Millie is a British writer and translator living and working in Cyprus. She writes about etymology on Jump! Mag and on Glossologics, and shares her children’s stories on Kidscapers.