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Cercis siliquastrum L.

Cercis siliquastrum L.
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Copyright: isa BASKOSE (isabaskose) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 41] (382)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-20
Categories: Flowers
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-27 11:00
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Points: 6
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Cercis siliquastrum L.
Shrub or tree, 2-10 m. Leaf lamina 7-12 cm diam., simple, suborbicular, cordate; Flowers ± precocious, pink, fasciculate and flowers c. 10 to a fascicle. Calyx c. 5 mm, pinkish, the teeth c. 1 mm.
Corolla 15-20 mm, bright pinkish-purple. Legume 6-10 x 1.5-2 cm, narrowly winged on the ventral suture, brown. It opens flover 4-5. month. It grows macchie and deciduous forest, between about 1.-1370 meter.

It has got two subspecies;
1. subsp. siliquastrum
1. subsp. hebecarpa

Common Turkish name is "Erguvan" and very pretty smells. Species grows by human in the garden and parks.
The characteristic feature; It opens firt time flower before than leaves, after grows leaf.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2010-04-28 12:15]

Hello isa,

Very interesting flowers which look to scent alot. Interesting to learn that the flowers open before leaves...

Personally I would have lift a little bit my POV in order to avoid that white sky behind.

Good pic and TFS


Hi İsa,bu çiçekler bana hep İstanbulu hatırlatır.Çok güzel bir kare tebrikler.

Selamlar sayın hocam,
renkler mükemmel olmuş,
elinize sağlık.

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