It may be a weed, but it is beautiful in its own way. A weed is a plant in the wrong place, apparently. I think it is a great plant to have in nature! The Dandelion is often called “Father Christmas” and chidren love to blow away the ‘hairy beards’ and make wishes.
Miscellaneous facts from Wiki: Dandelions are found on all continents and have been gathered for food since prehistory, but the varieties cultivated for consumption are mainly native to Eurasia. A perennial plant, its leaves will grow back if the taproot is left intact. To make leaves more palatable, they are often blanched to remove bitterness. Dandelion leaves and buds have been a part of traditional Sephardic, Chinese, and Korean cuisine. In Crete, Greece, the leaves of a variety called Mari (Μαρί), Mariaki (Μαριάκι) or Koproradiko (Κοπροράδικο) are eaten by locals, either raw or boiled, in salads.”
Moreton Bay Chestnut – Australian native tree.
That was my contribution for this week’s phoneography challenge. Find out more at http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com
Here is the schedule and themes:
1st Monday: Nature
2nd Monday: Macro
3rd Monday: Black-and-White
4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel
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Something for smart phone users to ponder and post about.