The Latin name Taraxacum originates in medieval Persian writings on pharmacy. In English it’s called dandelion and it is a corruption of the French “dent de lion” meaning "lion's tooth", referring to the coarsely toothed leaves.
In Greek, its seed (and most often the plant itself) is called a “kleftis” meaning "thief" because it is very difficult to catch once airborne.
|Camera:||Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||105.0 mm f/2.8 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||16 Feb 2013 - 1:48 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.5|
|Exposure Mode:||Shutter speed priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|White Balance:||As Shot|