Bog Laurel

Yannik Hay

Gatineau/Ottawa, Canada

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6 Top Ten
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2014-05-22

  • 7th Placement in We’re In The Pink challenge in Wildflowers of the World on 2013-06-22
  • 7th Placement in 2013 uploaded for Avatar challenge in Wildflowers of the World on 2013-02-16
  • 7th Placement in 2013 uploaded for Avatar challenge in Wildflowers of the World on 2013-02-10
  • 7th Top placement in the Top Ten Spring in Ontario challenge in Ontario group on 2010-06-04
  • 8th Top placement in the Top Ten in Flora and Fauna of Ontario challenge in Ontario group on 2011-03-26
  • 8th Placement in Bold & Beautiful challenge in Wildflowers of North America on 2013-07-12
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  • Featured In Wild Flowers of North America on 2014-05-22
  • Featured on RedBubble’s Feature Photography Page on 2014-05-22
  • Featured in WildFlowers of the World on 2013-03-16
    Wild species -
    Bog-laurel (Kalmia polifolia) is an evergreen shrub of cold acidic bogs, in the family Ericaceae. It is native to north-eastern North America, from Newfoundland to Hudson Bay southwards.
    Its leaves are arranged oppositely on the branch. They are waxy with an entire, revolute margin. The base of the petiole is pressed against the stem. Below each leaf base there are ridges, where it appears as though a part of the leaf is curled around the circumference of the stem. This is especially noticeable lower on the plant.
    Bog-laurel contains grayanotoxin, which when ingested lowers blood pressure, and may cause respiratory problems, dizziness, vomiting, or diarrhea. ref: Wikipedia.

Location: Mer Bleue Bog Preserved, Ottawa Green Belt, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2008-06-24
F: 4.0
Shutter Speed: 1/60
ISO: 100
Lens: 90mm macro.
Copyright: Yannik Hay

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