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Canon 7D, Canon 50mm prime lens
Taken on the banks of the Blackwood River in Bridgetown, Western Australia.
This asparagus is growing prolifically along one section of the Blackwood River and is fodder for a number of locals. We pick it when it’s ready, cook it and then eat. Yummy.

“Wild asparagus (Asparagus racemosus) is a species of asparagus with a long history of use in India and other parts of Asia as a botanical medicine. Many medicinal qualities of wild asparagus have been associated with phytonutrients present in its roots, and especially one type of phytonutrients called saponins. Recent research has shown that the species of asparagus most commonly consumed in the U.S. (Asparagus officinalis) also contains saponins, not only in its root portion put also in its shoots. Saponins found in common, everyday asparagus include asparanin A, sarsasapogenin, and protodioscin. Asparagus even contains small amounts of the diosgenin – one of the best-studied saponins that is especially concentrated in yam. Saponins in food have repeatedly been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, and their intake has also been associated with improved blood pressure, improved blood sugar regulation, and better control of blood fat levels.”
Source: World’s Healthiest Foods

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Comments

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon8 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypenny8 months ago

    Beautiful

  • Thanks for your comment and fave Chris.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Lyn Darlington
    Lyn Darlington8 months ago

    Beautiful capture and composition!

  • Thank you Lyn.

    – Elaine Teague

  • PineSinger
    PineSinger8 months ago

    Interesting fern, looks similar to something we have here but without berries!

  • The berries will drop of course. The asparagus is the edible kind. We pick it along the river and cook it.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checca8 months ago


    1/31/14

  • Thanks so much for the feature Karen.

    – Elaine Teague

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB8 months ago

    January 31, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks for the feature and fave Teresa.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carter8 months ago

    1st Feb, 2014

  • aussiedi
    aussiedi8 months ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved features Elaine, great dof and bokeh

  • Thank you Di for your kind comment.

    – Elaine Teague

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep7 months ago

    Congratulations! IWP Featured in February!!

  • Thanks so much for the feature and fave Gena.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Elisabeth Thorn
    Elisabeth Thorn7 months ago

    So beautiful in its simplicity,congratulations on being featured.

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment about my work Elisabeth and also for the fave.

    – Elaine Teague

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