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Campanula rotundifolia

Campanula rotundifolia
Photo Information
Copyright: Heidi Pedersen (HeidiIrene) (177)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 70-3004-5.6DAPOmacro
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-17 6:38
Viewed: 4383
Points: 12
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Blåklokke, Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

The Harebellis a short to medium, slender, hairless, rhizomatous perennial in the bellflower family Campanulaceae. The species is very variable in form. It occurs as tetraploid or hexaploid populations in Britain and Ireland, but diploids occur widely in continental Europe.

The root leaves are dark green, roundish, usually slightly toothed, with prominent hydathodes and may wither early or persist all season. The leaves on the flowering stems become progressively more linear and the upper ones are unstalked. The flowers usually have five-fold symmetry, although other variants are quite frequent. The flowers are usually pale blue, although white, pink and violet variants occur, 15 mm long, borne on long thin stalks either singly or in loose clusters. The petal lobes are short and curve outwards. The flowers are pollinated by bees (see illustration) but can self-pollinate. In common with other Campanulas, all parts of the plant exude white latex when injured or broken. The seeds are produced in a capsule about 3-4 mm diameter. The seeds are released by decay of the capsule wall.

Harebells flower in late summer between July and October, sometimes into November, and are found on dry, nutrient-poor grassland and heaths in Britain, throughout Northern Europe and in North America. Once established, the plants compete with tall grass, but the minute seedlings need a clear space in which to establish. The plant often successfully colonises cracks in walls or cliff faces, but is also prominent in dunes.

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Background is very beautiful. Flower is so clear. Also pastel tones are so nice..

hello Heidi
great picture
good sharpness and beautiful colours
nice BG and good composition
greeting lou

hello Heidi!
so soft and delicate colours
very good macro of campanula
compliments sERGIO

Witaj Heidi,
very good composition... beautiful flower, beautiful colours, super DOF and POV! Very good job!
TFS and best wishes

Hello Heidi,
Nice shot of this pretty flower, beautiful colors, excellent composition and pov, good sharpness and depth of field, wonderful oof green background and good details.

Bonjour Heidi,
Très belle macro bien composée et valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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