Friday, September 3, 2010

A flower a day for September. #3



Short and sweet today. Straight from my backyard to you.


Taraxacum officinale (according to Wikipedia), the Common Dandelion (often simply called "dandelion"), is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). 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, Dandelion is best known for its yellow flower heads, that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits, that blow away on the wind.


Taraxacum officinale (Wikipedia page)









Cheers

Stewart

Edit 4th September 2010.
The name dandelion is a derivation of the Old French, dent-de-lion, literally "lion's tooth" on account of the sharply lobed leaves of the plant. In modern French the plant is called pissenlit, "urinate in bed", referring to its diuretic properties. Likewise, "pissabeds" is an English folkname for this plant and "piscialletto" in Italian.

28 comments:

Bangchik said...

how neat, the flower assembles into a neat ball, even when it dries out...~ bangchik

Deborah Halls said...

aren't they also known as 'wet the beds'?

Stewart said...

Bangchik, yes, apart from their nuisance value as a weed they are a very pretty plant.
Hi Deb, I haven't heard that one, do you have any more info about it?

Deborah Halls said...

nope, just remember different times when people have called them that and each time I remember thinking, 'what, the dandelions?'

Anonymous said...

Hey! I know this is kinda off topic however I'd figured I'd
ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing
a blog post or vice-versa? My blog addresses a lot of the same subjects as yours
and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
If you're interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you! Terrific blog by the way!

Feel free to surf to my web-site :: extended stays in Tucson

Anonymous said...

I'm really loving the theme/design of your weblog. Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues? A small number of my blog visitors have complained about my website not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Chrome. Do you have any advice to help fix this problem?

My website ... find furnished housing

Anonymous said...

I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.

Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?

Plz reply as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. kudos

Also visit my website; hud grants for home repair

Anonymous said...

Howdy just stumbled upon your blog via Yahoo after I typed
in, "Blogger: My Veggie Garden" or something similar (can't quite remember exactly). In any case, I'm delighted I
found it because your content is exactly what I'm looking for (writing a college paper) and I hope you don't mind if I gather some information from here and I will
of course credit you as the source. Thank you very much.

My blog post: oil furnace repair troubleshooting

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out.
Please let me know where you got your theme. Thank you

Look at my web-site: carrier furnace brands

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm about to start my own website and was wondering if you know where the best place to purchase a blog url is? I am not even sure if that's what its known
as? (I'm new to this) I'm referring to "http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7677496750939268931&postID=3391284601805958813".
How do I go about acquiring one of these for the
website I'm making? Thank you

my weblog - wood furnace brands

Anonymous said...

Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
I'm trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog.

Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

My web-site ... Home repair handyman
Also see my page - the handyman

Anonymous said...

Hey there your site url: http://www.blogger.com/comment.
g?blogID=7677496750939268931&postID=3391284601805958813 appears to be redirecting to a
completely different webpage when I click the homepage link.
You may want to have this checked.

My homepage ... short term rental contract between

Anonymous said...

I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This kind of clever work and exposure!

Keep up the excellent works guys I've incorporated you guys to blogroll.

Review my page; oil furnace

Anonymous said...

Your web site seems to be having some compatibilty issues in my safari browser.
The wording seems to be running off the webpage pretty bad.
If you would like you can e-mail me at: suzettehouston@freenet.
de and I will shoot you over a screen shot of the problem.

Here is my web page - girls gymnastics clothes

Anonymous said...

Hi there. I noticed your site title, "Blogger: My Veggie Garden"
doesn't really reflect the content of your web site. When creating your site title, do you think it's best to write it for
Search engine marketing or for your viewers? This is something I've been battling with mainly because I want great rankings but at the same time I want the best quality for my visitors.

Feel free to surf to my weblog; fashion island movie times

Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought about writing an e-book
or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same topics
you discuss and would really like to have you share
some stories/information. I know my subscribers would
enjoy your work. If you're even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

Feel free to surf to my website :: fake designer gym bags

Anonymous said...

Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell
and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put the
shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic
but I had to tell someone!

Stop by my web site ryka studio shoes

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Quick question that's totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone4. I'm
trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct this problem.
If you have any suggestions, please share. With thanks!

Visit my site ... footwear design school

Anonymous said...

Hello there! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

Look at my homepage - ballet shoes emma watson watch online

Anonymous said...

Good day! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a
quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts.
Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums
that go over the same subjects? Thanks!

Here is my blog ... simple electric circuits for kids

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your site. It's a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often.
Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Fantastic work!


Look at my blog post; computer parts stores

Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?
I have a blog centered on the same subjects you discuss and
would really like to have you share some stories/information.
I know my subscribers would value your work.
If you're even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.

Here is my site digital camera with optical viewfinder 2011

Anonymous said...

Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you're working with? I'm
looking to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a difficult time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something completely
unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!


Feel free to surf to my weblog :: usb host port on q1000

Anonymous said...

Do you have a spam problem on this website; I also am
a blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have developed
some nice procedures and we are looking to exchange methods with other folks, please
shoot me an e-mail if interested.

Here is my webpage rs485 to ethernet converter in chennai

Anonymous said...

Howdy administrator, I just wanted to give you a brief heads up that your current Website link: http://www.
blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7677496750939268931&postID=3391284601805958813 is being flagged as a potentially malicious
web page in my browser opera. I would highly recommend having somebody look into it.
You can lose a lot of site visitors due to this kind of issue.

Very best of Luck.

Feel free to surf to my blog :: Home repair Drywall ceiling

Anonymous said...

Hi this is kinda of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG
editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I'm starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Feel free to visit my homepage - semiconductor materials suppliers

Anonymous said...

Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would
really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would appreciate
your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free
to send me an e-mail.

Here is my blog post - http://www.bioscience.ws

Anonymous said...

Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in
your content seem to be running off the screen in Firefox.
I'm not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I'd post to let you know.
The design look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon.
Kudos

Here is my homepage ... lagbook.com