Saturday, March 09, 2019

Pic(k) of the Week: 'Lion's tooth' parachute

'Lion's tooth' parachute

Of yellow rosettes and white blowballs,
It's Taraxacum officinale-y.
You say weed; I say wildflower.
But it's dandelion, naturally.

Avondale Estates, Georgia.
2 March 2019.

Dandelions function as early-spring nectar sources for pollinators and as ruderal re-colonizers of compromised land. Taxonomically 'Taraxacum officianale, the dandelion's common name comes from the French, 'dent-de-lion,' meaning 'lion's tooth. Spare the RoundUp.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos taken (or noted) by me, posted on Saturdays, and occasionally, but not always (as is the case today), with a good fermentable as the subject. Photo 10 of 52 (in 2019).
  • See the photo on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1. Lens: Canon 50mm ƒ/1.4 FD (w/ FotoDiox adaptor).
  • Settings: 50 mm | 1/500 | ISO 200 | f/1.4
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