Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 08/14/2013


Photo taken on June 18, 2013


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Bow Valley Provincial Park
Shootingstar
Ericales
Dodecatheon
Primulaceae
beauty in nature
Alberta
Canada
wildflower
magenta
close-up
flowers
flower
flora
nature
buzz-pollination


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Shootingstar

Shootingstar
Beautiful magenta Shootingstar wildflowers, photographed at Bow Valley Provincial Park on 18 June 2013. Can't remember for sure, but I think the background was the distant river way down below.

"Dodecatheon is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Primulaceae. The species have basal clumps of leaves and nodding flowers that are produced at the top of tall stems rising from where the leaves join the crown. The genus is largely confined to North America and part of northeastern Siberia. Common names include shooting star, American cowslip, mosquito bills, mad violets, and sailor caps. A few species are grown in gardens for their showy and unique flower display.

The stamens are thrust out with the sepals bent back. The flowers are pollinated by bees, which grab hold of the petals, and gather pollen by vibrating the flowers by buzzing their wings (buzz pollination). The vibration releases pollen from the anthers."

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodecatheon

Cats 99, Jim Boynton, Василий Касимовский and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Janano -
Janano -
Fabulous study

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MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
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LeapFrog
LeapFrog
The colours here are amazing ... almost florescent ... terrific composition, well taken and very well presented ... excellent minimalism too!!
4 years ago.
odell_rd
odell_rd
Spectacular and immensely colourful without any other colours vying for your attention.
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Lovely vibrant colour and the background is terrific!
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
I just love these - they are aptly named for sure!
4 years ago.