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Dandelion (Taraxacum)

By GeorgePlatis
This the second time I capture this beautiful plant, but in different time of the season. This is really a chance to add some more informations about it.
So, it is found in a very wide variety of habitats, but tends to thrive best in disturbed sites such as lawns, paths, waste ground, pastures and road verges. Some species are found in natural or semi-natural habitats, including fens, sand dunes and chalk grassland.
Commonly known as the dandelion, Taraxacum officinale has many culinary and medicinal uses, despite being generally regarded as a weed.Taraxacum officinale has diuretic and laxative properties. It has been used as a tonic, to treat rheumatic problems, and as a blood purifier. Young leaves and inflorescences are used as ingredients in salads and stir-fries.

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: christinecilia, johnke, DicksPics and 28 more

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lovely set well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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johnke 3 223 15
2 Apr 2013 3:12PM
They are all good George I like the Lady Bird...John
2 Apr 2013 3:33PM
Excellent work, George!

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Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
2 Apr 2013 3:39PM
Great photos George. This is one plant that I have not had much success with Smile
Lovely set of captures, George.
Effrossini
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
2 Apr 2013 4:06PM
Nice collection of shots.
Ty
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
2 Apr 2013 4:10PM
Four lovely captures, George, and of course V.4 is my favourite Wink Carol
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 4:23PM
Lovely set
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
2 Apr 2013 4:43PM
We feed them to our rabbits, George. Well captured but a pain to get rid of from the garden and lawn!!

Dave
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 5:43PM
Lovely set of images, beautifully captured

Hugh
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 5:55PM
A beautifully crafted composition wonderfully observed and captured George

Regards Nathan
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:09PM
Great set of images George, I like how you have kept the dandelion focus "soft" to reflect the fluffiness of it. V4 has great colours and very fine detail on the ladybird.
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 12:09PM
All such beautiful shots! My vote has to go to the last one with that pretty insect! Grin
IB
3 Apr 2013 3:08PM
All are beautiful but i like v3.
Regards Ely
LexEquine 9 19 United States
6 Apr 2013 4:27PM
Excellent & very Lovely Macro Image Set ~ Peter

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