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Papaver rhoeas

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 24 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Papaver rhoeas (NL: Grote klaproos / EN: Corn poppy, Corn rose, Field poppy, Flanders poppy, Red poppy, Red weed, Coquelicot / DE: Klatschmohn, Mohnblume, Klatschrose / FR: Coquelicot, Ponceau, Pavot coquelicot, Pavot rouge) is a species of flowering plant in the poppy family, Papaveraceae. The plant is a variable annual, forming a long-lived soil seed bank that can germinate when the soil is disturbed. In the northern hemisphere it generally flowers in late spring, but if the weather is warm enough other flowers frequently appear at the beginning of autumn. The flower is large and showy, with four petals that are vivid red, most commonly with a black spot at their base. Like many other species of Papaver, it exudes a white latex when the tissues are broken. Due to the extent of ground disturbance in warfare during World War I, corn poppies bloomed in between the trench lines and no man's lands on the Western front. Poppies stand as a prominent feature of "In Flanders Fields", one of the most frequently quoted English-language poems composed by front-line personnel during the First World War. During the 20th century, the wearing of a poppy at and before Remembrance Day each year became an established custom in most western countries.

Image: Wommelgem (BE) – 22/05/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amzing!!!!
so beautiful colors!

24 Jun 2012 6:33am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooi in beeld gebracht. Ik wens je een aangename zondag.

24 Jun 2012 7:23am

l'angevine from France

intéressant ce rouge et ce coeur

24 Jun 2012 7:34am

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Au coeur du coeur !!!Les détails sont superbes ! Bien joué !

24 Jun 2012 8:08am

Anna from Somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

Prachtige compositie, scherpte en kleuren... echt heel mooi, Johan!

24 Jun 2012 9:59am

Rupesh from kudal, India

very good micro.....!!

24 Jun 2012 12:23pm

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

wow what a color plus you see it is a flower, amazing pov...

24 Jun 2012 4:03pm

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Erg mooie focus en kleurencombinatie!!
De details zijn heel mooi te zien ...............

24 Jun 2012 4:58pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm