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Dandelion | by Me in ME
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A few images of wild flowers around our house in Maine.


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Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. Both species are edible in their entirety. The common name dandelion ( from French dent-de-lion, meaning "lion's tooth") is given to members of the genus, and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually by apomixis, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant. (Wikipedia)

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Taken on May 25, 2014