13.12.08

Today's Flowers - Taraxacum

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11 April 08



Taraxacum, are weeds that we see a lot on summers, though they are more commonly known as dandelion. I have always wondered why its called a dandelion, I assumed that the name has to do with a lion, since in german it is called Löwenzahn (Lion teeth), I recently found out that it is indeed of French origin, dent de Lion.

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Dandelions are composed of hundreds of florets, so when dried up, a dandelion clock (below) is composed of hundred of seeds that makes them proliferate much faster as they also disperse easily, especially with the help of kids.

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24 August 07



"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn." ~Andrew Mason



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In photo, daughter sometime in May 08.


For more beautiful photos please visit DENISE and LUIZ SANTILLI JR's page.

24 comments :

  1. Nothing like a different angle! Great shots. I dave always loved them. As children we made daisy chains andgot ou handa covered in their white milk which stains brown and is very hard to remove.

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  2. Hi, cool
    I enjoyed my explanations, the last image is beautiful, congratulations for the doll.
    hugs, Denise BC

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  3. Beautiful portrayal of a very common flower. Interesting about the origion of the name.

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  4. beautiful and heart-warming selection.

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  5. wonderful flower with a pretty girl, she's so beautiful..

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  6. I love dandelions! These are fantastic photos :) People spend so much time trying to get rid of them they never look at them or appreciate them. Whenever I see them they make me smile.

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  7. Some lovely images here again.

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  8. The first flower has a very great perspective. I should try taking photos from that angle, too!

    My Today's Flower is posted here. Please drop by if you have the time. Thanks!

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  9. A fun way to view the little dandelions. Your photos make them into extra special flowers, like those belonging to the king of the forest.

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  10. Your flowers are always show stopping ad your daughter is just so cute.

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  11. what an interesting post and i liked the photos of the dandelions...the perspective made them appear different.
    thanks for sharing with us.

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  12. Dandelions are really kind of pretty if you can get over the fact that they are a weed in the yard.

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  13. Very nice images of what most consider a weed. You have made beautiful images of it!!!

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  14. what a lovely and beautiful flower, unique and nice color..

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  15. Even dandelions are beautiful and you captured some beauties here

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  16. It has an equivalent name in Norwegian, "Løvetann". I love it since it means spring and summer. Everyone else hates it.

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  17. Outstanding beautiful pictures of the humble dandelion. I have a meadow which in spring is covered with them, it looks very beautiful. The Galahs (a native cockatoo) loves to feed on the flowers. The chickens adore the greens, A very versatile plant in natures bounty.

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  18. love the vivid yellow. your macros are always beautiful!

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  19. Beautiful! You are also searching for colours in grey old Vienna :))
    Have a nice week and thanks for your visit!

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  20. I like dandelions; not too sure why but I just think they're pretty.

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  21. learnt something new about dandelions! yellow pala sya! mahina talaga ako with flora! :D

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  22. This is a very educational post. I only know dandelions when they're brown and ready to be blown off. Thanks.

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  23. Those are really beautiful shots! A refreshing way of looking at the dandelion before and after.

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