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The pesky plant that invades your lawn makes for good eating out in the wild. You can eat an entire dandelion, including the root, leaves, and flower. Consume the leaves when the plant is young, as older plants leave a bitter aftertaste. Boiling the roots eliminates most of the bitter flavor imparted when you eat the roots raw. The easy access to this plant makes it a popular choice for self-relying outdoor enthusiasts.