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Lathraea squamaria


Lathraea squamaria
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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: 2009-04-10
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-19 7:45
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Points: 6
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It is parasitic on the roots of hazel and alder, occasionally on beech, in shady places such as hedge sides. It consists of a branched whitish underground stem closely covered with thick, fleshy, colourless leaves, which are bent over so as to hide under the surface; irregular cavities communicating with the exterior are formed in the thickness of the leaf.

The only portions that appear above ground in April to May are the short flower-bearing shoots, which bear a spike of two-lipped dull purple flowers. The scales which represent the leaves also secrete water, which escapes and softens the ground around the plant.

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Liviu
Ce macro reusit!
Se vad cele mai mici detalii ale acestei minunate plante.
Felicitari!
Mariana

great parasite, TFS Ori

Bonjour Liviu,
Très intéressante publication très finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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