Considered a weed by some, dandelions are a first harvest for many insects and some of the first available flowers for honeybees and butterflies in the Spring. These bugs like the nectar from these plants as much as any other flower. Dandelions are native to Eurasia and North America and are entirely edible, including the flowers and leaves. Ever see dandelion greens in your salad mix from the store? Welcome these little flowers, they are helpful and a reminder that warm weather is coming.