As I was trying to figure out what the below plants were called, I asked my sister, Hannah, and she said "Dandelions." I was like "Dandelions?? Those yellow flowers? This doesn't look like a dandelion?!"
So she said "Why don't you look it up on Google?" I followed her advice, and lo and behold, she was right!!! :)
I thought dandelions were those slightly uninteresting, bright yellow flowers.
Lesson of the day: dandelions have more than one form! :)
Personally I love this form much better than the yellow flower!
Who doesn't like fluffy white things?! :)
Dandelions (in the form pictured) have always amazed me. One of my favorite things to do when I was younger (and sometimes now ;) is to see if I can blow the little seeds off the plant. :) Daddy, being a landscaper, always playfully calls out "No, no, no!" as I blow the seeds away. (Dandelions are not the lawn care workers best friend! ;)
One last little note: a website I just looked at said the yellow dandelion flower is the yellow composite flower and the white, fluffy balls are the dandelion's seed head.
Okay, the science lesson is over! :)
Have a great night!