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Anemone baldensis

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 3 October 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Anemone baldensis (NL: "Tiroolse anemoon', 'Monte-Baldo-anemoon"/ EN: Monte Baldo Anemone / DE: Tiroler Windröschen, Monte Baldo-Anemone/ FR: Anémone du mont Baldo). Despite its name suggesting an endemic species of Monte Baldo (Trentino-Italy), Anemone baldensis is a relatively widespread species, present on almost all the high mountains of southern and central Europe. This anemone is a plant typical of high-altitude rocky places and prefers environments characterized by persistent snow cover, but also pastures and alpine and subalpine meadows. In the Alps it grows on carbonate substrates. The number of petals can be very high (up to twenty). Unlike in Callianthemum coriandrifolium with which it may be confused, the stem of Anemone baldensis is always hairy. In many places the species is highly endangered.

Image: Brenta (IT) - 15/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/2500 second F/5.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Mary from PA, United States

Lovely light on this beautiful flower....wonderful photo.

3 Oct 2011 8:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so elegant

3 Oct 2011 11:24pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/2500 second
ISO 200
150 mm