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Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus
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Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-04 0:58
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Points: 8
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Iris pseudacorus is a species of Iris, native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. Common names include yellow iris and yellow flag. Its specific epithet, meaning "false acorus," refers to the similarity of its leaves to those of Acorus calamus, as they have a prominently veined mid-rib and sword-like shape.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1-1.5 m (or a rare 2 m) tall, with erect leaves up to 90 cm long and 3 cm broad. The flowers are bright yellow, 7-10 cm across, with the typical iris form. The fruit is a dry capsule 4-7 cm long, containing numerous pale brown seeds.

Iris pseudacorus grows best in very wet conditions, and is often common in wetlands, where it tolerates submersion, low pH, and anoxic soils. The plant spreads quickly, by both rhizome and water-dispersed seed. It fills a similar niche to that of Typha and often grows with it, though usually in less deep water. While it is primarily an aquatic plant, the rhizomes can survive prolonged dry conditions. Yellow iris has been used as a form of water treatment since it has the ability to take up heavy metals through its roots.

Large iris stands in western Scotland form a very important feeding and breeding habitat for the endangered Corn Crake.

source: Wikipedia

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  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-04 1:14]

`neata buna Liviu,
excelenta prezentare a acestui iris cu acele picaturi de apa pe el.
Superbe detalii si contrastul culorilor este de top.
Felicitarile mele. Si au postat anul trecut ceva asemanator dar irisul era albastru.
O zi minunata,

Tam profosyonelce bir çalışma olmuş,
özellikle su zerreleri harika.
Elinize sağlık en güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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  • izida Silver Star Critiquer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 0] (1232)
  • [2010-02-04 4:54]

Merhaba Liviu,
Enfes bir goruntu,etkiliyeci makro..
Elinize saglik

  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-04 21:32]

Splendida fotografie, merita sa fie pus pe perete, felicitari!

Bonjour Liviu,
Très belle macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée sous un excellent angle de prise de vue.
a bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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