Saturday, 9 June 2007

Giant dandelion clocks

By the tracks at the end of ul. Trombity we come across some giant dandelion clocks. We've noticed these before - always growing by the side of railway lines, never elsewhere. Eddie thinks that the dandelions may have become genetically-modified in some way by electromagnetic forces from the pantograph cables. But then we never see these huge dandelion clocks growing besides railway lines in the UK. Or indeed anywhere in the UK.

Anyone know about these plants? Below: Eddie about to blow the seeds.

1 comment:

MDavis said...

I was looking for the same thing. I found one growing here in Puyallup, WA, USA. A commenter on http://zoomcity.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/dandelion-clock/ says it is tragopogon dubius (yellow salsify). Sure looks like a picture of the same thing.