Weeds or Beautiful Plants?

I take pictures of just about everything anymore.  I think that the dandelion, which is considered a weed, is quite pretty.  You can eat any part of the dandelion, roots, leaves, flowers and it is good for you.  Dandelion is supposed to help dizziness and I acquired dandelion pills from the health food store and take them.   There are so many things God put on this earth to help us, yet we think they are nothing but bothersome weeds.

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When you place this on your computer, as your background picture, you can see delicate details of this dandelion bloom that you otherwise would miss.  Gorgeous

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The seed pod is not good to eat, of course, but it is beautiful.  This one was growing in a large area of clover.  The green clover made the white umbrellas attached to the seeds that much more noticeable.  It is interesting to watch the seeds float through the air on their white parachutes.

The following plant is not a weed, but the buds, and old seed pods are beautiful.  This is the seed pod of the climbing Clematis vine.  These hang on the vine into Spring, when the vine begins to bud.

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The dark green buds of this Clematis vine are quite pretty against the lighter green in the background.

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These brown balls are the seed pods of the Sweet Gum tree.  These balls fall from the tree during the Winter and Spring when leaves begin to appear.  You do not want to step on these brown seed pods if you are barefoot, because they are very hard and very sharp.

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These seed pods and the tree are not a weed, but these pods litter the ground and each tree has an over abundance of seed pods. Some people take these pods, color them, and hang them on the Christmas tree for ornaments, they actually look quite pretty.

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You can tell from this one small limb on this tree how many seed pods cover this tree. The Sweet Gum is a very large tree that can grow 60 feet or taller.

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6 thoughts on “Weeds or Beautiful Plants?

  1. I use alternative health all the time, echinacea to boost immune system, homeopathic remedies especially arnica. Weeds, plants all have an incredibly part to play in our health its only because of the millions of pounds involved in pharmaceutical company’s that a lot of natural remedies are dismissed.
    Love this post, wonderful pictures, we had a rabbit years ago he was mad on dandelions. 🙂

  2. Nice photos and nice post!

    Someone taught me to use the Sweet Gum balls as mulch to keep slugs from eating your plants. They are so prickly that the slugs won’t crawl on them. I tried it last year, and it seemed to work.

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