Western Pasque Flower
|Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon)
|Date Taken: 2012-08-09|
|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|
|[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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Excellent specimens are these two blooms. Excellent note as well...
beautiful anemone, TFS Ori
Hi Lore, nice composition if this Anemone!
TFS & regards, Ferran