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.
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.
24 August 07
"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn." ~Andrew Mason
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