Saturday, 22 May 2010

Dandelion or 'Wet The Beds'





The dandelions name is a derivation of Old French, 'dent-de-lion' which means "lion's tooth" on account of the sharply lobed leaves the plant as. In modern French the plant is called pissenlit, "urinate in bed", referring to its diuretic properties. In England some know it as "Pissabeds" or 'Wet The Bed'
More Wet The Beds Tomorrow

4 comments:

Dimple said...

I like dandelions, even though most here consider them weeds. And I prefer the NAME "dandelion" also! I would not want to call them "wet the bed," at all! LOL!
Thanks for the education, I didn't know what dandelion meant until now...

Tom said...

Our grandchildren are now..... playing out back in a paddling pool.... when they saw the pictures the all shouted...'Wet The Beds'..... they seem to think that if they pick them they will wet the bed.. ha!..

imac said...

Great shots Tom, dont wet your pant -now that I have given you a good comment.lol

ju-north said...

Love these macro shots - really beautiful!