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Geum reptans

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 25 August 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Geum reptans (NL: Kruipend nagelkruid / EN: Creeping avens / DE: Kriech-Nelkenwurz, Kriechende Nelkenwurz, Gletscher-Petersbart / FR: Benoîte rampante) is a quite stunning plant when in full flower because unlike so many alpines, the flowers are amongst the largest in the Geum genus (up to 4cm in diameter). It can be a pioneer alpine and is growing up to 2.800 m. G. reptans reproduces either sexually or via the long stolons which can reach quite a distance from the parent plant. Growing in such inhospitable terrain where the movements of snow, ice and gravel in winter could uproot a normal plant it is deep rooted and measurements by Pohl, Stroude et al in 2007 showed that it is possible for this plant to have roots 70cm deep!

Image: Pontresina (CH) – 11/07/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/1250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Chantal from Vitry le François, France

Superbe composition les couleurs sont merveilleuses.

25 Aug 2012 8:52am

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful colors!!!

25 Aug 2012 9:52am

christine from schoten, Belgium

Een leuke kuif, mooie compositie waardoor de aandacht gericht wordt op kleine details.

25 Aug 2012 8:29pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Superbe aussi.

27 Aug 2012 5:27pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/1250 second
ISO 200
150 mm