Dispersal of seeds of dandelion by wind

Dispersal of seeds of dandelion by wind

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This image is part of the sequence Flowers: High-speed images of wind dispersal of dandelion seeds

Credit: JONATHAN WATTS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: High speed photograph of dispersal by wind of the seeds of the dandelion, Taraxacum sp. The dandelion forms a composite flower, each element of which, after fertilisation, bears a single seed which is aided in dispersal by the parasol-like radiating hairs.

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Keywords: botany, dandelion, high-speed photo, nature, part, parts, plant, plants, reproduction, reproductive, seed, structure, taraxacum sp., wind dispersal

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