Tag Archives: Cypsela

Weed Watch: Lion’s Tooth, Blowball, Pissabed…A Dandelion by Another Name*

Most people, adults and children alike, recognize the dandelion, but how well do they really know it? Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Achene

When you hear the word achene, you may think of the seeds of sunflowers. Although many botanical works still refer to the fruits of Asteraceae (commonly called the aster, composite, daisy, or sunflower family) as achenes, some botanists consider them to be cypselae. Continue reading

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