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Adonis vernalis

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

Series: Images of a botanical trip to the Free State of Thuringia (German: Freistaat Thüringen) in Germany from 15 - 19/04/2011

Adonis vernalis (NL: Voorjaarsadonis / EN: Spring pheasant's eye / DE: Frühlings-Adonisröschen) is a perennial herbaceous plant in the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). The root system is branched and ranges up to 1 meter deep. The mostly unbranched stems are upright, reaching heights up to 40 (rarely 60cm). The leaves are fine feathered. The terminal single flowers measure 4 to 8 cm in diameter. There are five broad-ovate sepals present. The ten to twenty free petals are narrow, wedge-shaped, 20 to 40 mm long, spread out and have a (bright) yellow color. The flowering period extends from April to May.
Adonis vernalis is threatened throughout Central Europe and is under protection.

Image: Mühlberg (DE) - 18/04/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/1600 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Prettig weekend.

28 May 2011 6:58am

Canon EOS 400D
1/1600 second
ISO 200
150 mm