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Oaks Toothwort

Oaks Toothwort
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 21:33
Viewed: 3177
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this photo on the trail to Wahclella Falls on Tanner Creek, in the Columbia River Gorge. It was growing on a slope to the left of the trail about half way up. My sister Julie has a couple lovely photos of this same flower, in fact she identified the other smaller purple blossom that I posted previously as an Oaks Toothwort, or I wouldn't have known what it was.

Oaks Toothwort: (Cardamine pulcherrima var. pulcherrima)

Oaks toothwort is an interesting native wildflower with rhizomatous growth and erect stems from 10-30 cm tall. It is a perennial. The herbage is smooth to sparsely hairy. The leaves are long-petiolate, and on this variety, they are usually palmately or pinnipalmately compound with 3-7 leaflets as seen in the photo at right. There may be 1-3 stem leaves found above mid stem, each being compound with 3-5 thin leaflets.

The racemes are few-flowered, with the flowers erect or ascending. The 4 purplish sepals are 3-5 cm long, while the 4 petals range from 9-14 mm long. The petals are generally pink, red, or purplish. The siliques are 1.5-5 cm long and about 1.5 mm wide.

Oaks toothwort is found in moist spring soil in open forests (under Oregon white oak in the gorge).

Oaks Toothwort is found from the Olympic Peninsula and Mt. Rainier south to Southwestern Oregon. In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found from about the Wind River east to about Horsethief Butte, between the elevations of 100'-2500'.

info from Paul Slichter's web site.

Photo: Cropped, Levels, Resized, Sharpened

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-04-01 6:28]

Hi Lori, what a pretty little flower and this is a very fine portrait shot. Good sharpness, details and such soft colours. This is very well done. Thank you for posting.

Hi Lori ,
Congratulations...Pretty and colorful shot. Details, colors, POV, sharpness, composition and framing are very nice.
Ali Rıza

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-04-01 12:45]

Stunning photo!
Perfect on details, DOF amd POV!
Excellent shaprness and colours!
5* and TFS!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-08 8:21]

Hi Lore,
beaiful little flower well capture. Very nice POV and excellent sharpness. A beautiful closeup.

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