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Pulsatilla vulgaris

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

Pulsatilla vulgaris (NL: Wildemanskruid / EN: Pasque Flower) is one of the most beautiful early spring flowering plants in Belgium but with only a few populations left the species is critically endangered. The species belongs to the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) and is native to western, central and southern Europe. It grows in sparely wooded pine forests or meadows, often on a sunny sloping side with calcium rich soil, reaching to 15–30 cm hight and when it is fruit-bearing up to 40 cm. The roots go deep into the soil (up to 1 m). The finely-dissected leaves are arranged in a rosette and appear with the bell-shaped flower in early spring.

Image: Rochefort (BE) - 27/03/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/2000 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wat een prachtige bloem! Mooie belichting!

14 May 2011 7:38am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely stunning framing and back light, beautiful. Also used in homeopathic remedies

14 May 2011 8:34am

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

superb back-lightning

14 May 2011 1:29pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wonderful light and details! I like these spring flowers too but I have never seen them growing wild.

14 May 2011 3:02pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a pure jewel !!!!!
five stars !
friendships !

14 May 2011 4:26pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Wonderful image!!! Magic light!

14 May 2011 5:46pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Gorgeous detail, color and backlighting, Johan.

15 May 2011 2:55am

Rebecca from Oregon, United States


19 May 2011 4:47pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/2000 second
ISO 200
150 mm