J. Gafarot

J. Gafarot

Posted on 09/01/2014


Photo taken on August 20, 2010


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Dunas
Troia
vegetação
sea holly
Arrábida
Serra


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Sea Holly

Sea Holly
Just such a plant is the sea holly (Eryngium maritimum), an architectural beauty of the sandy beaches and sand dunes around the shores. The plant's central cone of flowers is reminiscent of members of the daisy family, such as echinacea or rudbeckia, but sea holly is a relative of the carrot. The ruff of petals is actually a ring of spiny bracts that encircle and protect the flowers like the plates of a Stegosaurus or the frills of a Triceratops. The whole plant is a metallic blue-green, seemingly verdigrised like a bronze garden statue in miniature. Andy Brian in The Guardian

Anne H, kiiti, Swetlana Hasenjäger, Maria Zarębska and 5 other people have particularly liked this photo


20 comments - The latest ones
Xata, stargazing...
Xata, stargazing...
Em português corrente chama-se lhe cardo marítimo, eis uma ficha botânica:
www.flora-on.pt/#/1eryngium+maritimum
Bonita foto com fundo de céu e serra.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Xata, stargazing...
Thank you Xata for the valuable information and comment.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Magnificent shot
Lovely image.
Superb work.
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to pajmcb
Thank you, pajmcb.
3 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Very lovely shot. What unusual plants.
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Ron Hanko
Thank you, Ron.
3 years ago.
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Lovely image, Jose :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Wednesday!
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Mrscurlyhead (Anita)
Thank you, Anita.
3 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
Very Beautiful and very well shown!
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to J.Garcia
Thank you Judite.
3 years ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
wonderful
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Trudy Tuinstra
Thank you Trudy.
3 years ago.
Elene
Elene
Beautiful nature image ,good angle shot *
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Elene
Thank you Elena.
3 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Superbe photo !!!
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Maria Zarębska
Merci, Maria
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Wonderful beach blue distel ! Well done, Jose !
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot has replied to Swetlana Hasenjäger
Thank you, Swetlana.
3 years ago.
Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira
E têm um notável desempenho na fixação das dunas!
3 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Exacto. Estas de Tróia são de grande porta e estão bem de saúde !
3 years ago.