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Erythronium dens-canis

Erythronium dens-canis
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Copyright: TOMESCU Cezar Valentin (tomcezar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 282] (1823)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-18
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon ZOOM LENS EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5,6II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-23 6:46
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Points: 6
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Erythronium dens-canis L. - Maseaua ciutei, Cocosei (rom.), Dog's tooth violet, Dogtooth violet, European Dog's Tooth Violet, Pink Fawn Lily (engl.), dente di cane (ital.), Érythrone Dent-de-chien, Lis dent-de-chien, Satyrion rouge (franc.), Liliaceae Family.

- perenial species, geophyte (with bulb), 10-15 cm hight, flowering in march-april, from oak level (Quercus robur woods) to beech sublevel (Fagus sylvatica woods), in rare forests, meadows.

- mezotrophe species, mezophyle species

subspecies dens-canis - perigon pink-violet and the limb of leaves with redish spots. Central-european-submediteranean element.
from Romanian Flora, Pteridophyta et Spermatophyta, author Vasile CIOCARLAN, Editure Ceres, 2000, Bucharest.

With Canon Lens 18-55mm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,

Erythronium dens-canis (common name Dog's tooth violet or Dogtooth violet) is a small herbaceous flowering plant in the Liliaceae, native to Europe, where it is the only naturally occurring species.

It produces a solitary white, pink or lilac flower at the beginning of spring. The petals (growing to approx. 3 cm) are reflexed at the top and are yellow tinted at the base. The brown spotted leaves are ovate to lanceolate and grow in pairs. The cormous white rootstocks are oblong and resemble a dog's tooth in appearance; hence the name.

It can be found growing in shady and humid undergrowth of mountane southern Europe.

In contrast to most plants with the common name "violet," E. dens-canis is not in genus Viola. In areas of North America, several other Erythronium species are referred to locally as Dogtooth violet.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-23 12:15]

Hi Tom

One of my favourite spring flowers - well captured - good colours and POV.


Bonjour Cezar,
Belle image pour ces fleurs magnifiques, qui sont très rares en région méditerranéenne.

nice one, never saw ti before, TFS Ori

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