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This is a shot of my beautiful dandelion. I sprayed it with water to enhance its appearance. I wanted to show the detail in this amazing weed which we don’t even cast a second glance at. It has a spectacular purple flower, shown opposite. It took me 15months to find the name of this wonderful plant. I used my Kodak Z8612IS camera for the original shot. Thanks for visiting, cheers- Valerie

**Tragopogon porrifolius
Family Asteraceae

Salsify

Herb to 1 m high with long taproot. Longevity to 2 years.

Flowers: Pale – deep purple, October – January.

Fruit: Achene to 15 mm long, with plumose pappus 15 – 25 mm long.

Seed: Wind dispersed.

Ecology

Native to Europe and Asia.
Weed of roadsides and grasslands
Occasional weed of grasslands at Mount Annan Botanic Garden
Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at Mount Annan Botanic Garden

Tags

asteraceae, dandelion, droplets, goatsbeard, kodak, plant, salsify, tragopogonporrifolius, water, weed

Comments

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    Stunning work Valerie! An instant fav. for me!

  • Thank you so much Sue, and thanks for the favourite, though I will have to resize it to cut out the white background, cheers and hugs- Valerie xx

    – Coloursofnature

  • susansmith
    susansmithover 5 years ago

    very pretty!!!

  • Thank you Sue, thanks for your lovely vist and comment, love MUM xxxx

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  • kodakcameragirl
    kodakcameragirlover 5 years ago

    Truely Beautiful!

  • Thank you for your lovely comment and very welcome visit, it is very much appreciated, cheers- Valerie

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  • Vanessa Pike-Russell
    Vanessa Pike-R...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Valerie!

  • Thank you so much Vanessa and thank you for the feature, it is a great homour. This was a real little treasure we found, thanks again- Cheers- Valerie

    – Coloursofnature

  • Ingz
    Ingzover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful.

  • Thank you so much for your lovely visit and comment, cheers- Valerie

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  • jon  daly
    jon dalyover 5 years ago

    gr8 pic x

  • Thank you Jon, hope you are well, cheers- Valerie

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  • tigerwings
    tigerwingsover 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much!!!! you are all wonderful, you have made my day, cheers- Valerie

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  • erattik
    erattikover 5 years ago

    awesome shot

  • thank you very much for your lovely visit and comment, cheers- Valerie

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 5 years ago

    Stunning capture, I love water drops and this is beautiful

  • Thank you for your lovely visit and comment it is very much appreciated, cheers- Valerie

    – Coloursofnature

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengover 5 years ago


    on your Top 10 in the challenge “Silverly, silverly…”in the group Prize challenges!!!!!!!

  • WOW!!! I am so thrilled, thank you for your wonderful message!! you rock!! cheers- Valerie

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