Dandelion (Taraxacum sp.) seed head

Dandelion (Taraxacum sp.) seed head

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Credit: COLIN VARNDELL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dandelion (Taraxacum sp.) seed head. Each seed is topped by a feathery parachute (pappus) of fine hairs, which allows the seeds to be widely dispersed by the wind. Photographed in Dorset, UK, in September.

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