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Purple Beauty
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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: 2006-03-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 22:01
Viewed: 3014
Points: 6
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After work today I took a drive to just east of Mosier Oregon to the Tom McCall Nature Preserve. After seeing my sister Julie's post of this plant "Columbia Desert Parsley"
Lomatium columbianum, I knew they were in bloom and didn't want to miss them.

Columbia Desert Parsley is found only in the Columbia River Gorge. Columbia desert parsley is a very attractive perennial wildflower with one to several stout, erect stems arising from 30-60 cm high from a thick, woody taproot. The stems are generally leafless, although a single stem leaf may be possible. The herbage is glabrous and strongly glaucous (blue-gray). The leaves are ternate-pinnately dissected into narrow linear segments from 6-15 mm long and about 1 mm wide. Individual leaves are 15-30 cm long with strong petioles. The flowering stems are hollow and 50-100 cm long.

Habitat:
Columbia desert parsley is found on dry, often rocky slopes at low elevations.

Range:
Columbia desert parsley may be found in the Columbia River Gorge in Klickitat County in Washington and Hood River and Wasco counties in Oregon, and then north to Yakima County in Washington and perhaps sporadically in the foothills of the Blue Mts. in southeastern Washington.

In the Gorge it may be found between the elevations of 100'-3700' from east of the Little White Salmon River eastward to the western slopes of the Columbia Hills. A few have been observed in oak woods to the east of Stacker Butte. It is also found in varied locations in the lower Klickitat River drainage as well as near Chenoweth and Seven Mile Hill.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
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Hi Lori
Magnificent capture of this lovely parsley. I have never seen it before so thanks for introducing me to it.
The composition is good although, some might feel you could have cropped it at the top, but I think with the mountain in the BG and the bit of sky visible it shows the flower in its natural habitat without it being in focus to distract attention from the flower. The colours are great, the DOF is spot-on with very nice details, and the exposure was very well managed.
Very nice work and TFS.
Regards
Loot

Great, I never saw a pink carrot before. Ori

Hi Lori,
All I can say, I completely agree with Loot. This is a beautiful photo and also I never seen this parsley before.
I especially like the DOF in this photo. It is just excellent.
TFS,
Niek

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