Thursday, May 12, 2016

Taraxacum officinale

What we call a weed is in fact merely a plant growing where we do not want it.
~E.J. Salisbury

Or as Author Unknown said, "Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds." You can see a list of beneficial weeds here and read about uses for the subject of today's Art Thursday in particular here.

Dandelion art
by Scott Griggs

Dandelion, Inside Light Trapper
photo by Ze'ev Barkan

Our planet
by Pierre Marcel

Dandelion 6
by LadyDragonflyCC

beds and dandelions
by Tomi Knuutila

by LadyDragonflyCC

by Sergio Ruiz

Dandelions and lilacs
by Ben Etherington


Retta said...

I may be in the minority, but I adore dandelions! Everything about them. The name. The jaunty, hardy yellow flower. The funny, airy and temporal puff ball. Their hardiness in spite of attacks by those that label them intruding weeds. The leaves are even edible and healthy for you.

My husband, a photographer, has some gorgeous photos of the sun shining into the puffballs, making them glow.

And lastly: Joey, my girl Mini-Schnauzer, loves to pounce on the puffballs... and eat them!!

Tabatha said...

Would love to see Joey in action, Retta! :-)