Seeds attached to a dandelion

Seeds attached to a dandelion

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Caption: Dandelion seeds. Macrophotograph of the parachuted seeds of the common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) attached to the plant's seed head, or "clock". Each individual seed, of which there can be up to 400 on any one clock, is topped by a fine parachute of hairs (the pappus), which allows the seeds to be borne great distances by the wind. The dandelion is a common plant of grassland and meadows, and can be a serious weed in gardens.

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Keywords: botany, dandeli, dandelion, nature, of dandelion, pappus, part, parts, plant, plants, reproduction, reproductive, seed, seed-head, seedhead, seeds, structure, taraxacum officinale, type, wind dispersal

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