As an herbalist, dandelions are one of my favorite weeds.
Dandelion leaves are excellent nutrition being high in iron and other vitamins and minerals.
Roasted dandelion root is a delicious and strong tea that some use as a coffee substitute. Dandelion tea, by the way, is wonderful for the liver, digestive system and for a general body detoxification after eating less than healthy.
Plus, many herbalists recommend dandelion for women's breast health. So before pulling those weeds. . .