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Chamerion latifolium

Chamerion latifolium
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Copyright: Denis Mark (dmark11) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 9 N: 655] (2633)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-27 19:07
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Points: 12
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Dwarf Fireweed

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Myrtales
Family: Onagraceae
Genus: Chamerion
Species: C. latifolium
Binomial name
Chamerion latifolium
(L.) Holub
Epilobium latifolium

Chamerion latifolium (formerly Epilobium latifolium[citation needed]) is a species of flowering plant in the evening primrose family known by the English common names Dwarf Fireweed and River Beauty Willowherb. It has a circumboreal distribution, appearing throughout the northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere, including subarctic and Arctic areas such as snowmelt-flooded gravel bars and talus, in a wide range of elevations. This is a perennial herb growing in clumps of leaves variable in size, shape, and texture above a woody caudex. The leaves are 1 to 10 centimeters long, lance-shaped to oval, pointed or rounded at the tips, and hairy to hairless and waxy. The inflorescence is a rough-haired raceme of nodding flowers with bright to deep pink, and occasionally white, petals up to 3 centimeters long. Behind the opened petals are pointed sepals. The fruit is an elongated capsule which may exceed 10 centimeters in length.

This arctic plant provides valuable nutrition for the Inuit, who eat the leaves raw, boiled with fat, or steeped in water for tea, the flowers and fruits raw, and as a salad with meals of seal and walrus blubber. Every part of this plant is edible, tasting much like spinach, and is also known in the Canadian tundra as River Beauty. It is the national flower of Greenland, where it is known by the Greenlandic name niviarsiaq, which means "little girl".

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colorful flower. good sharpness and clarity. thanks for sharing.

Excellent bright composition, lovely colours. regards yiannis

Hello Denis, this very beautiful flower and recovered perfectly. An excellent image. All the best, Paul

lovely colours, TFS Ori

Hi Denis,
very nice flowers. Excellent sharpness, so I can see a lot of details. Nice natural colours. Of course very good composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Denis,
This is a top quality image. Outstanding clarity, focus and sharpness.
Very nice colors and composition.
Exceptional contrast against the blurred background.

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