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Western Pasque Flower

Western Pasque Flower
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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: 2012-08-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5700
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/90 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-21 21:17
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My first view of the flower to my previous post of the seed heads. I found these right near a whole field of the seed heads, apparently having melted out from under the snow a bit later than his neighbors.

Anemone occidentalis (Western pasqueflower) is a herbaceous plant species in the genus Anemone and family Ranunculaceae. The cream-colored blossoms of these plants emerge in meadows and on sandy mountain slopes as soon as the snow melts, often along the margins of lingering snow patches. Western Pasque bloom even before their foliage emerges, allowing the plants to accelerate seed production in the short mountain summers.

After just a few days in bloom, the petals drop, and the Western Pasque enters a second stage, where the flower heads take on the form of a green sea anemone, with balls of soft spikes rising above emerging, fern-like foliage.

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Hello Lori,
Excellent specimens are these two blooms. Excellent note as well...

beautiful anemone, TFS Ori

Hi Lore, nice composition if this Anemone!
TFS & regards, Ferran

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