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Globularia cordifolia

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 September 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Globularia cordifolia (NL: "Hartbladige kogelbloem" / EN: Heart-leaved Globe-daisy / DE: Herzblättige Kugelblumme / FR: Globulaire à feuilles en coeur) is a low prostrate perennial with creeping, almost woody stalks, and wedge shaped, notched leaves., which form rosettes at the base of the solitary pedicel. The species prefers limestone rock crevices. It can be found in the mountains of central and southern Europe from the Pyrenees to the Balkans, in the Swiss Jura mountains and the limestone Alps at altitudes of about 2000 m above sea level. Under the old Cronquist system of plant classification, the genus Globularia was treated in its own family, Globulariaceae, but genetic evidence has shown that the genus belongs in the family Plantaginaceae.

Image: Passo Giau (IT) - 06/07/2011

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

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunning shot of this little daisy, 5*****

1 Sep 2011 6:30am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Glorious as usual ^^

1 Sep 2011 12:14pm

Dan Stevens from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely shot. Very nice use of depth of field on this shot.

2 Sep 2011 10:33am

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue.

3 Sep 2011 8:58am

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