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Scilla peruviana

Scilla peruviana
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550D, 18-55 Canon EFS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-20 11:51
Viewed: 2157
Points: 16
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I was lucky to find this Scilla peruviana this afternoon. Usually it grows every where in this area but this year the situation is quite diferent,the land is so dry that a finding like this is almost a miracle.

Portuguese Squill
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Portuguese Squill

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
clade: Angiosperms
clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Genus: Scilla
Species: S. peruviana
Binomial name
Scilla peruviana

Portuguese Squill (Scilla peruviana) is a species of Scilla native to the western Mediterranean region in Iberia, Italy, and northwest Africa.
It is a bulb-bearing herbaceous perennial plant. The bulb is 6–8 cm diameter, white with a covering of brown scales. The leaves are linear, 20–60 cm long and 1–4 cm broad, with 5-15 leaves produced each spring. The flowering stem is 15–40 cm tall, bearing a dense pyramidal raceme of 40-100 flowers; each flower is blue, 1–2 cm diameter, with six tepals.
The scientific name peruviana, "of Peru" results from confusion over the origin of the specimens from which the species was described by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753; he was given specimens imported from Spain aboard a ship named Peru, and was misled into thinking the specimens had come from that country. The rules of botanical naming do not allow a scientific name to be changed merely because it is potentially confusing.
[edit]Cultivation and uses

It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant for its spring flowers; several cultivars are available ranging in colour from white to light or dark blue, or violet. In some areas it is also known, confusingly, as Hyacinth of Peru, Peruvian Scilla, or Cuban Lily.

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Hallo Luis
I very much like the fine yellow and purple-blue details you captured here on this Scilla peruviana. It is really a beautiful plant with lovely flowers which displays so well in your image. I like the centralized composition and point of view. The green leaves of the plant creates a lovely natural framing. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hello Luis
super picture with beautiful colours and good sharpness
nice plant
greeting lou

Hello Luis
Impressive photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and great sharpness!

Hi Luis,
this is beautiful, all the lovely details with great sharpness and lovely colors. The nice POV shows of this lovely flower very well.

Ciao Luis, lovely flower with fantastic bright colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-20 13:13]

Boa noite Luis,
A photo with a flower in very beautiful colours taken from a good POV. Excellent sharpness and composition. Nice background too.

Bom dia Luis
Muito bonita esta foto.A composição é perfeita.Excelente nitidez,cores e luz.Belíssima!
Obrigado pela partilha

Bonjour Luis,
Judicieux angle de prise de vue valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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