Rock Samphire, Inishmore, Aran Islands

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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[Aran, Aran Islands, Canon EOS 5d mk ii, flower, Inishmore, iPhone cover, iPad cover, Ireland, Irish, postcard, rock samphire, rocks, samphire, seashore, Sold, tote bag, throw pillows, wildflower, Wild Flower Calendar, wild flower, Wildflower Card, >500 >1,000 >2,000 >3,000 >4,000, >5,000, >6,000, >7,000 >8,000 views]

  1. 20th April 2016 View Count reached 8,000
  1. 12 March 15 Sold as a sticker

This Rock Samphire, was photographed on the rocks at Kilmurvey Beach on Inishmore in the Aran Islands.

Rock Samphire is a perennial herb. Its leaves are succulent and antler-like. It is edible – commonly known as “Poor Man’s Asparagus”. In the 19th century it was exported from the Aran Islands in large quantities to be used in pickles.

The fleshy stalks have wide umbels of yellow-green flowers. It flowers from June to September.

It grows on the seashore and seems to thrive in any location where there is a salty sea spray. Hence its name derives from the biblical fisherman, St. Peter. “Samphire” comes from the French name for the plant, “Herbe de Saint Pierre”.

Its botanical name is: “Crithmum Maritimum”.
 


 
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History of this Photograph at Redbubble

  1. 20th April 2016 View Count reached 8,000
  1. 12 March 15 Sold as a sticker
  2. 10 th January 2015 View Count reached 3,000
  3. 24 th October 2013 View Count reached 2,001
  4. 13 Nov 2010 uploaded to RedBubble
  5. 12 May 2011 view count 111
  6. 26th January 2012 View count reached 547 but was rejected by the 500-5,000 views group as the hosts didn’t like the photograph

 

Techie Photography detail:

    Image Mode: Raw
    Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 70mm),
    Camera: Canon 5d MkII
    Exposure: f10 1/160

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