Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Goggling saves the day

I am so happy!  For a while now, I have been struggling to figure out the difference between the two varieties of  "dandelion"around here.  Everyone I've talked to swears the skinny-stemmed, stinking monsters invading our lawns is dandelion, but it bears little resemblance to the fat-stalked plant of my childhood.  Of course Google saved the day!  Turns out the fat-stalked plant is truly dandelion, but the pernicious weed in our yard is lesser hawkbit, a sort of relative.

What did we do before we had the Internet in our living rooms?  How did anyone settle these kinds of debates?  How did anybody know what anything was?

Thank goodness we're online!

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