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Ranunculus asiaticus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 17 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Ranunculus asiaticus also called "Persian buttercup" or "Turban buttercup" flowers from February to June at altitudes ranging from sea level to 900 m in phrygana, garigue, culitvated fallow land and abandoned fields.
It is an Asian species (hence its name) that just reaches Europe in the southern Aegean regions. The flower is usually white (sometimes with a shade of pink) but can also be found much less commonly in a yellow and red version - with 5 or more petals and 5 narrow ovate greenish sepals, a characteristic generally differentiating the ranunculi from the anemones with which they are often confused.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooi, mooi, mooi!

17 Mar 2011 9:31am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful heart of flower !
friendships !

17 Mar 2011 4:30pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/640 second
ISO 200
150 mm