Dandelion Tales

Spring is the time of year for the dandelions to emerge and go through their visible annual life-cycle in our part of the world.  I like dandelions even though they are considered a nuisance and battled in the lawns of our homes.

Dandelions tend to take over other untreated open spaces once they find a foothold.  You can experience the life cycle of the dandelions while walking along the towpath.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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New
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Mature
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After the flower and before the seed head emerges
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Wet seed head
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Drying out
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Almost Gone

Dandelions are supposed to be edible, including the flowers, leaves and roots.