|Copyright: Bridget Plowright (Norfolkgirl) (9)|
|Date Taken: 2008-08-07|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-09-26 2:22|
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|Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)|
The dandelion is a perennial, herbaceous plant with long, lance-shaped leaves. They're so deeply toothed, they gave the plant its name in Old French: Dent-de-lion means lion's tooth in Old French.
The leaves are 3 to 12" long, and 1/2 to 2-1/2" wide, always growing in a basal rosette.
Dandelions are especially well-adapted to a modern world of "disturbed habitats," such as lawns and sunny, open places. They were even introduced into the Midwest from Europe to provide food for the imported honeybees in early spring. They now grow virtually worldwide. Dandelions spread further, are more difficult to exterminate, and grow under more under adverse circumstances than most competitors.
I have fond memories of colleting dandelion leaves for my rabbits when I was a child!
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- [2009-10-02 10:35]
Hello Bridget, nice shot of this dandelion head with nice composition and details.
TFS and R's,