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Taraxacum

By GeorgePlatis
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.

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: Andysnapper, Hermanus, avacreates and 21 more


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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
27 Feb 2013 6:28AM
This is a lovely image George and some good info as well !! Very well taken !

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avacreates 5 448 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 6:49AM
beautiful photo - I also love to take photos of dandelions. They are plenty for good reason - they have medicinal properties - nature provides what we need
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
27 Feb 2013 8:21AM
A superb, qnd very different capture of the common dandelion, George. Carol
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 2:21PM
Some lovely light captured
Lillian
27 Feb 2013 6:04PM
A very well captured of the "kleftis" George.
Effrossini
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 6:49PM
Love his image George
Jim
Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 7:38PM
Beautiful image and very informative information - who would have thought it of the humble dandelion!
28 Feb 2013 8:19PM
Nice image George i like it

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