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Trifolium stellatum

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Trifoliumm stellatum (Star clover) is an annual plant, hairy and with leaflets that are inverse heart-shaped, the side leaflets almost white, with veins and edges that are grassy green. The flower-bearing heads are spherical on long flowerstalks, and the flowers are white with yellow or pinkish tones. The calyces are hairy, and red on ripening when they take a characteristic star-shaped form which can be seen in this image. The plant can be found in fields, stony locations and in phrygana.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

love the colour and detail

10 Mar 2011 8:10am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Exciting details!

10 Mar 2011 9:26am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooie detailfoto!

10 Mar 2011 9:33am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

excellent details, very special flower

10 Mar 2011 9:40am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so wonderful !
five stars !
friendships !

10 Mar 2011 4:36pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Strangeness of nature ... photo very original ...
compliments ...

10 Mar 2011 10:15pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Hallo, Johan ! Diesen Sternklee habe sogar ich schon einmal fotografiert. Das war auf Lesbos. So schön war mein Foto leider nicht.

11 Mar 2011 8:43pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

spectacular, wonderful colour and framing

12 Mar 2011 10:55am

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