Purple Coneflower, Echinacae or Sun Hat (Zonnehoed), as we call it in Dutch, photographed in my Dad’s garden , East Flanders, Belgium.
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(Source: Wikipedia )
Echinacea 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 “hedgehog,” due to the spiny central disk. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers.
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/250 sec, f. 6,7 mm
focal length 55 mm , ISO 400
Date: Aug. 14, 2011
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Featured in The Grunge Art Gallery (Oct. 14, 2011)
Featured in Color me a rainbow (Jan. 17, 2011)
Featured in Flower Works (May 12, 2011)
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