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Anthemis rigida

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 2 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Anthemis rigida, the Rayless chamomile, is a small annual and aromatic plant with spreading stems and deeply-divided leaves, which are slightly fleshy. The flowerheads are small, up to 1 cm, with yellow florets. The peripheral florets are nearly always absent. It has sprawling stems which gradually become hardened and rigid, hence its scientific name. The plant is usually found in sandy and stony locations near the sea and flowers from February through until May.

Image: Saktouria (Crete) - 09/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

now i call this the beauty that tames the hardened... two-thumbs up!

2 Mar 2011 7:01am

@Jojigirl: Thank you very much for your comment, Jojigirl.

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm