130804 4A0258 614230 7E018B 9865CC A67D67 BF03CA E2D2DC

Legousia pentagonia

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 26 February 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Legousia pentagonia is an annual plant with many stems. Its lower leaves inverted ovate in shape and stalked, the upper leaves stalkless. The corolla is up to 3cm and pentagonal in shape - hence its name. The calyx is downy with sharply-pointed lobes to 1/3 of the corolla. The plant flowers from March till June in stony locations and phrygana.

Image: Kato Saktouria (Crete) - 10/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

© Johan Dierckx

The photos on this site are copyrighted, which prohibits anyone to use them to sell, give away, use in email or newsgroups, use in a homepage or otherwise showing to the public without my explicit, prior, written permission. Please feel free to use the "contact"-button below to contact me with any questions.

All species are photographed in their natural habitat, without cutting or capturing them, and with maximal respect and the least possible disturbance to the environment.

(To see species in the same taxonomic rank (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus), please use the tags provided with the image. The last tag is the Iso-code for the country where the image was taken. Image-date in DD/MM/YYYY format.)

Please feel free to visit my personal website http://www.diversitasnaturae.be/

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

prachtige bloemen

26 Feb 2011 9:25am

@Aubélia: Ik heb ze maar op een plaats kunnen vinden, maar daar stonden ze dan ook behoorlijk massaal, tot op de rand van het asfalt van de weg toe ... Ze lijken een beetje op het "spiegelklokje" dat bij ons nog zeer zeldzaam als akkeronkruid te vinden is.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

splendid !

26 Feb 2011 11:52am

@Veronique: Thanks, Veronique. This image is one of my favorite plant-images of the trip, so I'm glad you like it . Greetz !


Wouaou, love it@@@@@

26 Feb 2011 1:18pm

@DIMITRIOS: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Dimitrios. I suppose you can find this flower in your neighourhood too ?

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Mooie kleuren! Het licht is bijna ultra-violet.

26 Feb 2011 2:02pm

@RonnyVee: Dank je Ronny. Het licht was eigenlijk verre van ideaal want de foto is heel kort na de middag genomen - dus net iets te hard, maar soms ben je nu eenmaal op een bepaald tijdstip op een bepaalde plaats en kan je niet wachten om een foto te maken ... Ik ben er in ieder geval best tevreden mee. Fijne dag nog voor je.

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Stunning clarity and details...beautiful colours!

26 Feb 2011 3:04pm

@Don Levesque: It is one of those great flowers to find in Crete. Thanks for your comment again, Don ! Greetz !

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

C'est une merveille de photo j'aime énormément.

26 Feb 2011 6:49pm

@Sylvie49 capture image: I'm very glad you do, Sylvie. Thanks for commenting.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Einfach schöööööööööööön !

26 Feb 2011 7:57pm

@Loner: For me this is one of the best plant-portraits I made on the trip (the orchids not included). It is just a wonderfull flower to find. Thanks for your enthousiasm, Sonja ! This comments just makes me smile :-))

zecarlos from Lisboa, Portugal

Wonderful shot

26 Feb 2011 10:37pm

@zecarlos: Thank you very much, Zecarlos.

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Brilliant shot and colours!

27 Feb 2011 8:46am

@Marilla: I'm very glad you like this one too. For me it is one of my favorite shots of the trip to Crete.

Remus from Portugal

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the composition & depth of field..

27 Feb 2011 12:06pm

@Remus: Thanks for your encouraging comments, Remus. Have a nice day !

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

What a treat to find this trio in the woods! I like the low perspective.

28 Feb 2011 10:34am

@Julie Brown: euuh... I did not find these in the woods ... just on the roadside near the asphalt ... I just noticed a strange color near the road so I stopped the car to get a closer look :-) (Yes I know, when driving I should pay more attention to the road in stead of the roadsides .... just can't help noticing all those wonderfull flowers out there ...)

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm