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Winterling (Eranthis hyemalis)

Winterling (Eranthis hyemalis)
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Copyright: ulrike gruber (ulli1) (37)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-08
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 10:59
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Points: 2
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Oh, what a fine day I found the first "Winterling".

Eranthis hyemalis is a plant found in Europe, which belongs to the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family. The plant is small, but it has large, yellow, cup-shaped flowers. It is commonly known as Winter Aconite or Wolf's Bane. This plant grows from a tuber and has a low habit. All parts of the plant are poisonous when consumed by humans.
Native to woodlands, this plant is used in gardening as a groundcover, and is valued for the fact that the bright green foliage and yellow flowers appear extremely early in the spring.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-11 2:44]

Hello Ulrike,
Nice shot of this very rare and endangered species in my country!

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