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Taraxacum officinale

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 30 May 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Taraxacum officinale (NL: Paardenbloem / EN: Common dandelion / DE: Gewöhnlicher Löwenzahn / FR: Pissenlit commun) is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae. It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weedy species, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and in food preparation. As a nearly cosmopolitan weed, common dandelion is best known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that blow away on the wind.

Image: Nijlen (BE) - 30/04/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Splendide... très belle composition

30 May 2012 7:25am

Siepi from Belgium

Mooi zichtpunt. Geeft een heel mooi effect.

30 May 2012 10:33am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful image!

30 May 2012 5:11pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

very nice! great light detail and color!

30 May 2012 11:59pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm