Tribal Nations

Wish Upon a Dandelion


Tribal Nations, Americas

A dandelion, or gúlkìñà:dàu (gool-keeñ-ah-daw) in the language of the Kiowa Tribe, glows in the sunset at Carnegie Lower Park in Carnegie, Oklahoma. The wildflower, which can be used for food, medicine and dye, sheds its golden petals once the warmer temperatures of spring and summer arrive, giving way to exposed seeds. Folklore has it that if you make a wish and blow off all the seeds in a single breath, your wish will come true.

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Wish Upon a Dandelion