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Knopig Helmkruid

Knopig Helmkruid
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Copyright: juliette gribnau (juliettegribnau) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 32] (400)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-10-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus OMD M5, Olympus Digital 12x50mm, 1:5.3-6.3 EZ
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-11 3:23
Viewed: 1078
Points: 2
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Scrophularia nodosa

Name also: Woodland Figwort, Common Figwort, Knotted Figwort

Family: Figwort Family – Scrophulariaceae

Growing form: Perennial herb. Rootstock horizontal, tuberously thick.

Height: 30–100 cm (12–40 in.). Stem unbranched, 4-edged (edges sometimes narrowly winged), glabrous.

Flower: Corolla irregular (zygomorphic), green, 7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long, fused, bilabiate. Upper lip dark, brownish red, deeply 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed, shorter than upper lip. Calyx-tube short, wide. Calyx regular (actinomorphic), 5-lobed. Stamens 5, one of which scale-like and vestigial, 4 with anthers, anthers yellow. Gynoecium fused, single-styled. Inflorescence a long, racemose cyme.

Leaves: Opposite, stalked. Leaf blade ovate, with linear or cordate base, sharp-tipped, serrated, glabrous, shiny on top.

Fruit: Tapered, approx. 5 mm (0.2 in.) long, 2-valved capsule opening till base.

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Hello Juliette,
Très belle composition avec un sujet bien net et un magnifique bokeh,.
Bravo et merci du partage.

Very nice composition and sharpness, blending into an unobstrusive background. Although the flower is central, the diagonal stalks make the photo.

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