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Astragalus trojanus

Astragalus trojanus
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Copyright: Volkan Eroglu (Gramineae) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 3 N: 212] (1074)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D-5000, 18-55mm AF-S Nikkor, @ ISO 200
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-31 13:49
Viewed: 5156
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Astragalus trojanus Stev. (1853). [TR:] Geven, Keven [EN:] Milk-vetch, goat's-thorn

Sprawling shrub; stems 5-30 cm, not completely covered by stipule bases, villous. Leaf rachis spiny, 2-6 cm, straight or curved. Leaflets 4-9 mm, oblong to elliptic, mucronulate, sparsely white-simple-pilose or glabrous, 5-7-paired. Stipules c. 10 mm, triangular-lanceolate, tomentose. Flowers sessile, 5-7 per leaf axil. Inflorescence globose, more usually oblong, 2-3 cm diam., 10-50-flowered. Bracts 5-11 mm, oblong to ovate-lanceolate navicular, villous towards the apex. Bracteoles 6-10 mm, linear, densely pilose, resembling the calyx lobes. Calyx 9-14 mm, densely white-pilose; lobes divided to the base though apparently forming a tube 3-4 mm long. Corolla pink; standard 15-19 mm. Style hairy.

Flowering: 5-7.
Habitat: Steppe, macchie.
Altitude: s.l-1040 m.


Reference: Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands Vol:3

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Ciao Volkan, splendid light on beautiful flower, wonderful composition, beautiful natural colors, excellent sharpness, I like a lot, ciao Silvio

bravo for identifying Astragalus, this is so hard, Ori

Very good to see this Astragalus. The flowers are nicely highlighted.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-01 5:02]

Hi Volkan,very impressive macro and beautiful details and colors,not easy a perfect purple like that.Very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

hello Volkan
i have missed this picture !!
Wauwh a Beauty with good 3D effects
super sharpness and beautiful colours with great details
Lovely shot Volkan
greeting lou

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