|Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR)
|Date Taken: 2016-04-04|
|Camera: Nikon D5200, 90mm Tamron AF SP f/2.8 VC USD|
|Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-10-31 8:50|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Tragopogon porrifolius L.|
Common names: purple or common salsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Jerusalem star, goatsbeard or simply salsify
Tragopogon porrifolius grows wild in many places and is one of the most widely known species of the salsify genus, Tragopogon. It is a common biennial wildflower, native to Mediterranean regions of Europe. The plant grows to around 120 cm in height.The flower head is about 5 cm across, and each is surrounded by green bracts which are longer than the petals (technically, the ligules of the ray flowers). The flowers are like that of Goatsbeard Tragopogon pratensis, but are larger and dull purple, 30-50mm across. The flowers are hermaphroditic, and pollination is by insects.T. porrifolius are used as a vegetable and for special herb pies in Crete.
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Well framed this beautiful coloured flower. Nice BG and space in front. Details are good too and perfect exposure. Just part of flower touched the bottom frame.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2016-10-31 11:54]
A splendid shot of this gorgeous flower from the salsify plant. The focus is very sharp showing excellent detail and the colors rich and vibrant. Your little bonus bee appears to be loaded down with pollen.
Years ago I remember planting salsify in my garden because I was told the broth tasted like oyster stew, and it really did .
- [2016-10-31 15:47]
Hi Nikos,one of the most beautiful flowers seen in your gallery,i like a lot the decentralized composition and the diagonal capture,very sharp and bright,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano