Saturday, June 20, 2009


Common Yard Dandelion

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Taraxacum
Species (uncertain)
This particular post is not spot-on seasonal. If my old filing system is correct, I took these images in the middle-Spring and early-Fall of 2003. I post them here now, to set the stage for presenting other (spot on) members of the dandelion family.
Odd memory. As kids, we not only blew the seeds, but used the juice from a broken dandelion stem to "tattoo" our arms. By placing the bottom of a hollow stem on our skin, we could leave a little ring of juice, or even smear the juice... which in turn tuned dark on our skin as it dried. I am not sure if the juice was "photo" sensitive, but it really did turn darker after applied.

1 comment:

wcgillian said...

Damn nice looking weed! You have a very good eye for your art.