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Copyright: shelley penner (shyanni) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 163] (840)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-02-23 13:58
Viewed: 3607
Points: 4
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Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)

A rare coastal species that is more common in the mainland interior. The Saanich peoples used the leaves in a bath as a linament for sore muscles, especially by canoe paddlers. Other First Nations peoples of British Columbia also used the leaves to brew a tea for colds and influenza. Modern tests have shown that Pipsissewa has hypoglycemic (blood suger lowering) properties. The common name 'Pipsissewa' is an adaptation of the Cree name Pipisiskweu, meaning 'it-breaks-into-small-pieces', because the leaves contain a substance that was supposed to dissolve kidney stones.

Check the workshop for a full view of this plant that shows the leaves and the environment.

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Hello Shelley
Très belle plante exotique , les couleurs et les contrastes sont bien réussis, belle composition .
C,est agréable de voir ces dégradés de rose contrastant avec le vert la nature fait bien les choses
Bravo et au revoir ...JP

Hi Shelley! this image is sharp where it needs to be, and the darker tones around the flowers help in giving the whole photo an intimate feel. Nice macro!

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