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Natural mandala of little cream flowers by steppeland

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Early spring collection
Walk around the lake-collection
Netherlands, Amsterdam Gaasperplas park

Grouped bundles of little cream flowers, close-up

This composite was unknown to me, but made us think of Common Butterbur (Dutch: Groot Hoefblad). And with some research, I was able to determine this one as:

Fuki, bog rhubarb, or giant butterbur (Petasites japonicus – in Dutch: ‘Japanese Hoefblad’ ) Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia [quote:]
“it is an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Japan, where the spring growth is relished as a vegetable.
The traditional preparation method for this vegetable involves pre-treating with ash or baking soda and soaking in water to remove harshness, which is a technique known as Aku-nuki. The shoot can be chopped and stir fried with miso to make Fuki-miso which is eaten as a relish thinly spread over hot rice at meals.
The bulb-like shoots are also picked fresh and fried as tempura.
The plant is also used in traditional Oriental medicine for treating asthma, oxidant stress and gastric ulcer”

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/125 sec. at f/unknown
ISO 100 Focal length 300

TAGS : nature flower flowers plant plants composites, Fuki, bog rhubarb, giant butterbur, white cream yellow green, macro close_up, Netherlands Amsterdam_SouthEast gaasperplas_park, woods, seasons spring, steppeland

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Natural mandala of little cream flowers

Grouped bundles of little cream flowers

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 4 years ago

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – steppeland

  • DavidGutierrez
    DavidGutierrezalmost 4 years ago

    great compo and detail!

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