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Anemone coronaria

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Anemone coronaria (Crown or poppy anemone) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anemone, native to the Mediterranean region. It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 20–40 cm tall (rarely to 60 cm), with a basal rosette of a few leaves, the leaves with three leaflets, each leaflet deeply lobed. The flowers are borne singly on a tall stem with a whorl of small leaves just below the flower; the flower is 3–8 cm diameter, with 5-8 red, white or blue petal-like sepals. The anthers are always blackish-mauve. The shape of the sepals also varies, from round to ponted-tipped, and the result is a multitude of varieties which often form a really polychrome carpet in olive groves and fields.

Image: Omalos (Crete) - 14/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb, so crisp and such a stunning colour

14 Mar 2011 7:14am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

wow for the focus and the color !!

14 Mar 2011 9:24am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


14 Mar 2011 10:13am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

What a perfect sign of spring! *****

14 Mar 2011 2:12pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very well done ,beautiful :)

14 Mar 2011 3:33pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful macro shot ,the color of the flower are great !
friendships !

14 Mar 2011 4:32pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

De très jolies couleurs pour cette fleur d'anémone .... une belle photo ...compliments

14 Mar 2011 10:21pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
ISO 200
150 mm