Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 01/22/2014


Photo taken on August  7, 2013


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Globe Thistle

Globe Thistle
Woke up this morning to find freshly fallen snow : (

I love photographing these gorgeous Globe Thistles at any stage. This one was growing at the Reader Rock Garden on 7 August 2013. In Calgary, we have seen them growing wild at one of the natural areas (can't think of the name of the place, as it's not a place we normally go to). Not sure, but I believe this is Echinops ritro.

"Echinops ( /ˈɛkɨnɒps/) is a genus of about 120 species of thistles in the daisy family Asteraceae, commonly known as globe thistles. They are native to Europe east to central Asia and south to the mountains of tropical Africa." From Wikipedia.

Елена Крайняя, MGN-Marcel, Janano -, krancmm (away until September) and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Ha, snow is fine ... as long as you have such blistering warm temps like -5C ... LOL ... we had had little snow, but bitterly cold temps for the past few days ... makes it difficult to be in the park ... :)) ... excellent lighting and details to this Globe Thistle ... they are amazingly beautiful plants and they do have magnificent florets ... to makeup the entire flower!!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific macro shot! Great detail and find.
Have a grand day!

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3 years ago.
Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor
Distinctive, lovely. Superb detail!
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
I think it's cool how the different flowers are so tiny and they open at different times! It's a neat looking flower!
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
That is just DIVINE ! !
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3 years ago.
MGN-Marcel
MGN-Marcel
This lovely image was admired in the
our ~ Wonderful Flowers ~ group.
3 years ago.