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Subularia aquatica

Subularia aquatica
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Plants of Europe, Plants of Catalonia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-26 19:21
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Points: 4
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Subularia aquatica is an aquatic plant in the mustard family which is known by the common name water awlwort. This is a small herb with awl-like leaves (generally cylindrical but tapering to a sharp point), and growing from a corm above a network of bright white roots. Tiny flowers, each only about a millimeter long, are borne on stalks. Flowers which rise above the surface of the water open, while those that remain submersed stay closed and self-pollinate. The seeds come inside tiny inflated pods. There are two varieties of water awlwort; S. a. var. aquatica is native to Eurasia and S. a. var. americana is native to northern North America. There may also be a Mexican subspecies. This plant grows in ponds, marshes, peat bogs, and other shallow, cold water bodies, often in gravel or sand.

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Es tracta de una associació vegetal molt especial i molt rara als Paísos Catalans, son pradells d’isòets pobres en diversitat (I. lacustris, I. echinodpora) amb Subularia aquatica i Sparganium angustifolium, ocupen els petits estanys pirinencs d’aigües oligotròfiques i d’alta muntanya. Directiva d’habitats de la UE, 3110 (22.3113) (Manual dels hàbitats de Catalunya).

Siliqula and seed detail in workshop

This photo is taken near Estany de Cavallers (L), Alta Ribagorça, Catalunya.

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Hi Ferran,
A nice capture of this beautiful water awlwort flowers and fruits. Very good informative shot. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Ferran
nice compososed Shot, beautiful light and colors interesting subject
the WS image is also superb
TFS and have a good night

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