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Selfheal


Selfheal
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Copyright: bob cat (bobcat08) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 19 N: 361] (1431)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon G5
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-30 12:31
Viewed: 4332
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
I have made this superb flower on the Vlietlanden near Vlaardingen. This is the area of Nature Monuments. This is of the layer peat areas which have not settled.
This comes because never drainage works have taken place. I have photographed this flower lying on my abdomen in the dampness (peat ground) have the carrot scheme itself put in the rampart side of very small ditch of this layer peat areas. Fortunately wind did not have already too much influence on the macro prerecording. I has take more then ten shots before I was be satisfy with. See here the result. The information mentioned below comes of the Internet.

Prunella vulgaris L.
Konza Prairie, Riley County, Kansas
Perennial
2 - 24 inches tall
Flowers: June - October
Stem: Slender, weakly 4-angled, smooth or soft hairy. Can be prostrate, decumbent, ascending, or erect.
Leaves: Opposite; simple; on stalks up to 1.5 inch long; ovate, lanceolate or oblong; 1 to 4 inches long and .25 to 1.5 inch wide; smooth to sparsely hairy; blunt to pointed tips; entire to somewhat toothed margins.
Inflorescence: A dense terminal spike, 1-3 inches tall with whorl-like clusters of flowers.
Flower: There are 3 flowers in the axil of each bract. The bracts are kidney-shaped, .25 to .5 inch long, with entire margins and abruptly pointed tips. The purple, lavender or occasionally white corolla is 2-lipped. The upper lip resembles a spoon covering the two pairs of stamens. The lower lip is much shorter than the upper and has three lobes, the middle lobe being fringed.

Also called heal-all.

Prefers moist soils in shaded areas at the edge of woodlands, streambanks, and ditches.
Occurs principally in the east half of Kansas. Member of the Mint Family.
The leaves were sometimes used as a food source by Native Americans.

Native Americans steeped the foliage and roots of self-heal and used the liquid as a wash for burns, cuts, eye soreness, fevers, acne, and to treat saddle sores on horses. They also took a tea made from the plant for stomachaches and diarrhea.

Source: http://www.lib.ksu.edu/wildflower/selfheal.html

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-30 13:34]
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Hi Bob. a good shot of the flower. with great notes to go with it. very nice detail and colour. POV/DOF good/. well done TFs.
Nick..

Hello Bob,
Good DOF/POV in capturing this beautiful flowers in sharpness!
Nice blue petals with red in the centre in good exposure and focus
well done again, Bob
thanks for sharing also the useful notes
Tony

bonjour bob
une belle image colorée et net,il me semble que c'est sur cette fleur que j'avais trouvé une araignée en train de deguster une demoiselle,a voir dans ma galerie(si vous le souhaitez).
laurent

bonsoir
tres belle composition, bons détails, peut etre un peu de surexposition sur le haut de la fleur mais pas grave, tres bien
amicalement
edith

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