Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Everything you always wanted to know about dandelions…

Since dandelions really aroused your curiosity today in class, I decided to add a couple of resources to help us get a better picture of these wild plants and learn about some of their interesting secrets.

Spanish: diente de león(Taraxacum officinale)

- Dandelion with seeds - - - Dandelion seeds being blown -

More information
Dandelion Uses and Health Benefits

Bonus track: A poem about dandelions!!
The First Dandelion
Simple and fresh and fair from winter's close emerging,
As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter'd grass--innocent, golden, calm as the dawn,
The spring's first dandelion shows its trustful face.
Source: "Leaves of Grass," by Walt Whitman


  1. The pictures of the dandelion are very interesting, and explain briefly all what we read about at first sight.

    Thank you very much!

    And now we need images from Easter Islands. Who is the volunteer?

    Bye, Ale.

  2. Hi, Ale!

    Thanks for your comment. I'm really glad you liked the pictures. Would you like to publish information about Easter Island? Just let me know and I'll send you an invitation to join this blog as an author.

    Best regards,


  3. Dear Carla:
    I found some interesting photos to share, especially the one with white coral eyes.
    The site is:
    Another site: www.3dphoto.net/world/latin_america/chile/easter
    I do not how to up load the photos here.

  4. Hi Ale,

    Sorry for my late reply. Thanks a lot for sharing this information with us! I've just sent you an invitation to publish content on this blog.