March 29, 2020

Dandelion Leaf

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-03-29

Another weed that heralds the arrival of spring on the Colorado Front Range is dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). In this picture you can see some of the jagged edge of the leaf, which gave the plant its name derived from the French words for "lion's tooth". The entire plant is edible, and the roasted root make for a wonderful tea.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with a standard zoom lens (EF-S 18-55 mm) on a 49 mm long extension tube.

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