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Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus
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Copyright: Mn Gl (marjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta Dimage Z1
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Irises, Iris in the world II, Flower(Yellow)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 5:50
Viewed: 4085
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
n Ljubljanas moor is still lot of puddles. In one of them I found some hide buty. We call it just Iris. This is original plant in origiinal habitat. Hard way to come close inaff becouse of wather and silt.

Iris pseudacorus is a species of Iris, native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. Common names include yellow iris and yellow flag.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1-1.5 m (rearely 2 m) tall, with erect leaves up to 90 cm long and 3 cm broad. The flowers are bright yellow, 7-10 cm across, with the typical iris form. The fruit is a dry capsule 4-7 cm long, containing numerous pale brown seeds.

Iris pseudacorus grows best in very wet conditions, and can be common in wetlands, where it tolerates submersion, low pH, and anoxic soils. The plant spreads quickly, by both rhizome and water-dispersed seed. It fills a similar niche to that of Typha and often grows with it, though usually in less deep water. While it is primarily an aquatic plant, the rhizomes can survive prolonged dry conditions. Yellow iris has been used as a form of water treatment since it has the ability to take up heavy metals through its roots.

Large iris stands in western Scotland form a very important feeding and breeding habitat for the endangered Corn Crake.

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très belle et lumineuse image de l'iris des marais. Merci de la montrer.

Bella composizione, ottima luce e dettagli

Hi Marjan, wonderful composition with splendid flowers, beautiful colors and great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-06 19:07]

Hello Marjan

A beautiful flower,very nice colour saturation.Good POV and DOF.TFS


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