Pink Flower - Mars Hill, N.C. by Glenn Cecero

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Pink Conehead Flowers – Mars Hill, N.C., USA
Echinacea (play /ˌɛkɨˈneɪʃⁱə/)1 is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly called purple coneflowers. They are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas. They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (echino), meaning “sea urchin,” due to the spiny central disk. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. A few species are of conservation concern.
Featured – “The world as we see it or as we missed it”, “Artists Universe”, “Wildflowers of North America”
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My first camera was an Argus C3 given to me by my Uncle. Became interested and over the intervening years I have done photography and stopped, only to start again. Have begun again in the last 4 years with Canon Digital Point and Shoots. I have no training in the arts or photography. I have read some of Ansel Adam’s series, never finished.. I have learned a lot from seeing the fantastic images here.

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  • yettta
    yetttaalmost 4 years ago

    i love these flowers!

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 4 years ago

    Hello yettta,
    A wonder of nature. Thank you for your comment. Take Care.

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks again

  • CanyonWind
  • Appreciate your time and consideration.

    – Glenn Cecero

  • KiriLees
    KiriLeesalmost 4 years ago

    I love this shot!

  • Hello and thanks, I am happy that you moved in some way by it.

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Shubd
    Shubdalmost 4 years ago

    Very pretty ! Congrats on the feature !

  • Thanks, I appreciate positive feedback! ;- ))

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 3 years ago

    Beautiful close-up! :)

  • Thank you kindly Ladyshark!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 3 years ago

    Very nice…I love these!

  • Many thanks for your time, I appreciate it!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Thank you kindly, dear Ann!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Lancsphoto
    Lancsphotoover 3 years ago

    Really beautiful macro shot Glenn.

  • I appreciate the comment, Lancsphoto, thank you!

    – Glenn Cecero

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