POTD 5/29/20

May 29, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

JUST DANDY - The Dandelion flowers have gone to seed. Each Dandelion flower head produces from 40-100 or more seeds which get carried by the wind to the neighbor's yard. You'd think the tiny seeds with their fluffy parachute could fly really far - but a British study found that 99% of the seeds landed within 10 meters of the parent plant - and that high winds didn't increase the distance. Actually calm, warm weather is best for the seeds travel distance - when they can float in thermals up to a kilometer.


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