Winterling (Eranthis hyemalis)
|Copyright: ulrike gruber (ulli1) (37)|
|Date Taken: 2008-02-08|
|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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|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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- [2008-02-11 2:44]
Nice shot of this very rare and endangered species in my country!