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Floating seeds

B3B3 Posts: 25,263
When I was a child we called them wishes of witches.
The seeds that float on the air surrounded a large puff of fluff.
Are they thistle or willowherb or something else? They're too big for dandelions 
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,656
    could well be willowherb at the moment - there's lots here blowing about the place. Earlier in the year, it's usually goat willow here.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,263
    I wondered why goat willow gets everywhere
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,376
    When my nephew was young someone told him that they were fairies. He tended to come to me to fact check things at the time and he was fairly sceptical about the truth of that one. As a believer in science I told him the truth; none of the ones I've ever caught appeared to be fairies. Real faeries are a lot more interesting than that Victorian era Tinkerbell nonsense anyway but I didn't want to give him nightmares.
    Creeping thistle appears to be the big floaty seed du jour here at the moment.

    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
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