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Aster alpinus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 September 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Aster alpinus (NL: Alpenaster / EN: Alpine aster / DE: Alpen-Aster, Alpen-Sternblume, Blaue Gamsblüh, Blaue Gamswurz, Blaues Bergsternkraut / FR: Aster des Alpes, Reine-marguerite des Alpes) is a perennial forb native to the mountains of Europe. It grows to be about 15-30 cm. The bloom color may be pink, violet/lavender, dark purple/black, or white/near white. The color of the specimen in the image is the most common. The plant can tolerate only a minimum temperature of -28°C after the occurrence of cell damage. It can survive medium heat of fire and requires at least 90 frost free days for proper growth. It is herbaceous and attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.

Image: Tschierv (CH) – 13/07/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Heel moie compositie.

15 Sep 2012 7:15am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Beautiful!

15 Sep 2012 12:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

wow!
very nice!
so beautiful colors!
Lovely!

15 Sep 2012 2:59pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

An another perfect shoot!

15 Sep 2012 5:36pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Perfect!

15 Sep 2012 9:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful!

16 Sep 2012 12:05am

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
F/4.0
ISO 200
150 mm

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