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Carolina Wildflower

Carolina Wildflower
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Copyright: Rob Poole (summerjazz) (77)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-06
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-06 16:06
Viewed: 3467
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This wildflower was photographed while hiking along the banks of the Saluda River. The flower is known as Bloodroot or Sanguinaria Canadensis scientifically. They grow in the wild abundantly in South Carolina as well most of Eastern North America.

They are periennial and grow from 20 to 50 cm tall, normally with one large, sheath-like basal multi-lobed leaf up to 12 cm across. The flowers are produced from March to May, with 8-12 delicate white petals and yellow reproductive parts.

The flowers are found growing in moist to dry woods and thickets, often on flood plains and near shores or streams on slopes, they grow less frequently in clearings and meadows or on dunes, and are rarely found in disturbed sites. The flowers are pollinated by small bees and flies, seeds develop in elongated green pods 40 to 60 mm in length and ripen before the foliage goes dormant. The seeds are round in shape and when ripe are black to orange-red in color. Deer will feed on the plants in early spring.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-03-06 16:51]

Great shot, nicely composed with very good colour. I can't wait until we see these growing up here in Ohio. We are experiencing ice storms at the moment. TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-06 17:01]

Hi Rob,very interesting light position on this flower,not easy to take so perfect,thanks for share and for the note too,have a nice day,Luciano

nice close up, TFS Ori

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-03-06 23:58]

Hi Rob, how beautiful this is. And you will be pleased to see the spring flowers appearing now after your winter.
It's a lovely composition, and is quite a striking flower,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-03-07 8:33]

Hi Rob,
Beautiful close-up!
Nice composition!

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