Thursday, 16 June 2011

Clock

Walking through the wonderful meadows around Pewit Carr this morning, we were impressed with the abundance of flower species to be found there.  From Red Fescue grasses to Yellow Rattle and from Buttercups to Orchids it's a real delight to see.
Among them all were a few Dandelion clocks ready to distribute their seeds on the breeze.
Looking rather like a minute firework display, the star-shaped 'parachutes' are formed by a hair-like structure called a Pappus which catches the breeze and takes to the skies ensuring the seeds are spread far and wide - mostly it seems, into our gardens and lawns!  Still, beautiful all the same.
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