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Aubrieta deltoidea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 7 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Aubrieta deltoidea is a species of flowering plant in the brassicaceae family known by the common name lilacbush. It is a grassy plant and often forms cushions. The leaves are spathulate-rhomboical, downy and loosely toothed. The flowers are violet or pink with a yellow throat. Two of the four sepals contain a little swelling. The plant is often found in rock crevices and it is sometimes incredible how little real soil these plants need to grow - some of them seem to emerge right out of the rock.

Image: Gingilios (Crete) - 15/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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anne from Netherlands

mooi lijnenspel en mooi te zien hoe een mooi plantje uit het "niets" kan groeien....

7 Mar 2011 9:15am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

excellent composition with the background and the flower on the right

7 Mar 2011 10:40am

Mary from PA, United States

Stunning!!! Words can't describe!

7 Mar 2011 1:23pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Fraaie compo- prachtig plaatje:-)

7 Mar 2011 2:35pm

tataray from france, France

Un superbe contraste .))

7 Mar 2011 9:06pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

The light is unbelievable!

8 Mar 2011 5:57pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm