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When is a dandelion not a dandelion?

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One answer to the question in today’s title is when it’s silverpuff, Chaptalia texana. As similar as its seed head is to that of a dandelion, nobody would ever confuse the two species’ flower heads, as you see from the silverpuff flower head below. Both of these photographs come from a wooded area in my neighborhood on April 28th. Because the woods were so shady, for once I used flash. That had two fringe benefits: good depth of field for my subjects and darkness beyond them.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 9, 2021 at 4:32 AM

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