16 April 2020
Lower slopes of Mill Hill
A Large White Butterfly eventually, fleetingly, made a visit to a Dandelion flower on the verges of the Waterworks Road, Old Shoreham.
24 March 2020
In my front garden, the first Dandelion seed head of the year appeared.
11 February 2020
Ruderalia, on Brickearth
all the same rosette
24 April 2019
Taraxacum Section Erythrosperma
from Mill Hill
you remain unsure then cut it. The Dandelion
the only yellow member of the Asteraceae
with a hollow stem and it exudes a milky sap. Dandelions
secrete latex, not very much in the wild varieties.
22 April 2019
Widewater Flood Plain (east of the bridge)
clearly bordered bracts and bright red petioles
etc = Taraxacum oxoniense
ID on Dandelions (Taraxacum) of Britain and Ireland facebook
narrow, unwinged, brilliant vinous-purple below; outer exterior bracts
base, conspicuously bordered; ligule stripes grey-brown (widespread and common) Taraxacum oxoniense
28 September 2016
Dandelion by Widewater Cyclepath
The first Speckled Wood Butterfly of the year settled with its wings closed on a dead branch on the verges of the Waterworks Road, with frequent Peacock Butterflies, occasional Comma Butterflies, a few languid flying Large Whites and at least one yellow Brimstone Butterfly. The choice of nectar plant was Dandelion, common and easily the most prevalent plant on the verges at the southern end.
Adur Butterflies: First Dates
Hawkbit achenes don't have a long beak like that and so don't make a blowable 'clock'. That look just like a Dandelion to me. Pinch the stem!