Mandrake: flower and fruit
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Most plants of Mandragora autumnalis are bearing fruit now. They bloomed in November-December. Please see my posting: www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=225839, for the buds flowers. This particular specimen, growing at an elevation of about 900 m, has had new flowers in addition to the first round, thus showing here both flower and fruit. The tomato-like fruit (same family!) is poisonous, a fact that delayed the acceptance of tomato as a staple food in the Old World, after being brought from the New.|
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- [2010-02-26 9:21]
I find the purple flower gives a very nice composition.
Also the green plant around the flower is very nice for look at.
Sharpness and clarity are wonderful
Very well done, TFS.
- [2010-02-26 9:59]
Very beautiful picture.A really lesson about this plant.
- [2010-02-26 10:01]
What a interesting fruit and flower!
Great details of the flower is amazing!\
great details and good light
beautiful colours and good sharpness
- [2010-02-26 13:32]
Sharp, crisp photo with rich colors. Really appreciated what I was seeing after reading your note - very informative!
Très intéressante publication valorisant bien les sujets sous un excellent angle de prise de vue.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.