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Scilla nana

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 28 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Scilla nana (formerly called Chionodoxa nana - Dwarf Glory-of-the-snow) is a mountain plant endemic of the White Mountains of Crete The species has two leaves per bulb and at most one flowering stem with one to five (more commonly three) flowers in a loose raceme. The plant flowers at snow melt time. The small flowers can be pure blue, blue and white and sometimes very light blue. Probably the flowers I found belong to subsp. albescens which has slightly smaller flowers (tepals up to 1 cm long), whitish with lavender to violet-blue tips.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful macro

28 Mar 2011 5:11am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

great framing ! I like the light and colors

28 Mar 2011 8:02am

Florence from Paris, France

Nice details on the petals, and great work on lights.

28 Mar 2011 8:33am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Joliment photographiées ces fleurs.
Bonne journée.

28 Mar 2011 9:03am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Adorable scilla! Your spring flowers are extremely beautiful.

28 Mar 2011 5:44pm

Philippe from Nivelles, Belgium

Dag, Johan. Zeer mooie bloemen met een goede scherpte en een interessante diepte. De zwarte achtergrond laat ze zeer goed uitkomen.

28 Mar 2011 8:51pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Très jolie et pas facile en photo vu la petitesse de la fleur ... superbe ...compliments

28 Mar 2011 9:34pm

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