In all the years of blowing dandelion puffs to smithereens, I had never noticed barbs on the seeds. Or how many perfect little filaments make up all that fluff. Sometimes it’s worth it to zoom in on a so-so photo to see if you missed something. This dandelion is much more interesting up close.
Take a look at Neil Bromhall’s cool time-lapse video of the process from flower to puff!