Monday, 25 June 2012

DANDELIONS

Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North America, and two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide. Both species are edible in their entirety. The common name dandelion (from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth") is given to members of the genus, and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme,
and also part of the Mellow Yellow Monday meme.

6 comments:

  1. I can't help but smile when I see a dandelion--they are such cheerful flowers (even if some people consider them weeds)!

    Bit of Yellow Wall

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  2. Now I know from one of the cooking shows I watch on TV that the leaves are edible, they are even more interesting! Their beauty shows in your pic, Nick!

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  3. Thankfully we do not have them this time. ^_^ They are pretty though!

    Kim,USA

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  4. Lovely flowers. Great shot!

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/06/lets-go-swimming.html

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