Photographer's Note

I took this picture in "the monday of the waters," this is a holyday in Salamanca, is a tradition; latter of Easter, is the offical day when the prostitutes return to the city, so they celebrate itin the past they cross with the little boats and bring them back and latter they eat a traditional bread called Hornazo.
Today everybody go, out side of the city to the forest, close to the River Tormes and they eat, have a pick nick and rest. The only problems is I don't know the name of this plant, if somebody knows about it please writte me, for me this is a perfect flower and a perfect way to reproduce it, is a mazing how the nature is prepare to reproduce them self sussesfull.


Ricardo Lopes send me this information about this plant. Thanks Ricardo

Dandelion (Taraxacum) is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are tap-rooted biennial or perennial herbaceous plants, native to temperate areas of the Northern Hemisphere of the Old World. The genus is taxonomically very complex, with numerous macrospecies, and polyploidy is also common; over 250 species have been recorded in the British Isles alone (Richards 1972). Some botanists take a much narrower viewpoint, and only accept a total of about 60 species.

A flowering dandelion.The leaves are 5-25 cm long, simple and basal, entire or lobed, forming a rosette above the central taproot. As the leaves grow outward they push down the surrounding vegetation, such as grass in a lawn, killing the vegetation by cutting off the sunlight. A bright yellow flower head (which is open in the daytime but closes at night) is borne singly on a hollow stem (scape) which rises 4-30 cm above the leaves and exudes a milky sap (latex) when broken. A rosette may produce several flowering stems at a time. The flower head is 2-5 cm in diameter and consists entirely of ray florets

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