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Stellaria holostea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 June 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Stellaria holostea (NL: Grote muur / EN: Addersmeat, or Greater Stitchwort / DE: Große Sternmiere) is a common wildflower throughout most of Belgium. It is a pretty flower appearing in woodland and hedgerows in springtime. The white flowers are 2 - 3 cms across with five deeply-notched petals and five shorter green sepals. The leaves are long and narrow. The botanical name Stellaria is derived from the Latin 'stella', meaning "little star ", referring to the flower shape.

Image: Zandhoven (BE) - 22/04/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/1000 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful, the composition, DOF and the colours.

10 Jun 2011 7:47am

helma from Tehran, Iran

beautiful !

10 Jun 2011 9:03am

Canon EOS 400D
1/1000 second
ISO 200
150 mm