Dotted Yellow Loostrife, Muckross Head, Donegal

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$19.84
George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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  • Selected design printed on both sides
  • Concealed zipper for aesthetic wonderment
  • Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric
  • Dry or Spot Clean Only
  • Optional 100% recycled polyester fibre insert

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[Card Sold, Donegal, Dotted,duvet, iPad cover, iPhone cover, Ireland, Irish, Laptop cover, leggings, loostrife, mugs Muckross Head, postcard, scarf, throw pillows, tote bag, seashore, Shirts, wildflower, yellow, Wildflower Card, winning images, >500 >1,000 >2,000 >3,000 >4,000 >5,000 >6,000 views, Featured, Six features]


  1. 26 th April 2015 View Count has reached 6,005
  1. 17th Feb 12 Sold as a Greetings Card

I photographed this striking spike of yellow flowers in a rocky area on the margin of a beach on Muckross Head in South West Donegal, Ireland.

I wasn’t sure at first what it was. I checked several wild flower reference books and searched the internet. The only yellow spikes that I could find were Mullein and Agrimony but while they are five petaled the petals seem a different shape from this flower.

I thought that it might be Mullein – but wasn’t really convinced. There are lots of sub-varieties of Mullein so I thought perhaps it was one of those that had specialized itself for a sea-shore environment that I was yet to find in the references.

So, and here is the RedBubble success story I added the photograph to the RedBubble group: ID Me and within an hour I had a suggestion from an Australian RB member, Yeuxdechat, that he thought that it might be something like Yellow Loostrife.

I know Purple Loostrife I see a lot of it … but wasn’t even aware that there was a yellow variety! So I went back to the wildflower books and websites and pretty soon I was sure that this was Dotted Loostrife.

In January 2011 the ID me group had a challenge for natural subjects that had been identified, called Identified and the group hosts chose this flower as the signature image of the challenge. With that advantage behind it, this photograph won the challenge! :-)


Botanical name: Lysimachia punctata

  1. It is part of the Primrose Family(Primulaceae). It is a perennial herb growing from rhizomes. It grows to a height of 30–100 cm (12–40 in.). With an erect unbranching stem.

The flowers are yellow, with a darker redish-brown centre. They are 12–20 mm (0.5–0.8 in.) wide with five petals. The leaves are elliptical with pointy ends with fine hairs on the underside.

It grows in roadsides, ditches, wasteland. Flowering time: June–September.


 
This photograph is part of my postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card
 


History of Image on RedBubble

  1. 26 th April 2015 View Count has reached 6,005
  2. 13 th March 2015 View Count has reached 5,005
  1. 19 th January 2015 View Count reached 4,010
  2. 20 th September 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  3. 19 th April 2014 Achieved its Sixth feature in the group MAGIC OF THE CAMERA
  1. 11 th February 2014 View Count reached 2,000
  2. 30 th August 2013 Achieved its fifth feature in the group Gorgeous Flower Cards
  3. 16th December 2012 view count reached exactly 1,000
  4. 4th March 2012 view count reached 544
  5. 25th Feb 2012 view count reached 520 (rejected by the 500 views group)
  6. 17th Feb 12 Sold as a Greetings Card
  7. 13th Aug 2011 featured in Nature Photography Challenge for a second time
  8. 14th July 2011 featured in Nature Photography Challenge
  9. 14th July 2011 view count reached 202
  10. 12th July 2011 Joint 1st place in Something Yellow challenge in “Challenge Corner”
  11. 11th July 2011 Joint 1st place in Blooms Beginning With ‘L’ challenge
  12. 14th Jan 2011 view count reached 101
  13. 19th Nov 2010 featured in Wildflowers of the World
  14. 15th November 2010 uploaded to RedBubble

 


Techie Photography detail:

  1.     Image Mode: Raw     Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM zoom (at 70mm),
        Camera: Canon 5d     Exposure: f3.5 1/640

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