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Truffula Tree

Truffula Tree
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2007-08-06
Catégories: Flowers
Appareil photographique: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposition: f/4.8, 1/1000 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Date de soumission: 2007-08-13 1:06
Vue: 7828
Points: 4
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Well actually it's a Western Pasqueflower seedpod...but my husband and daughters thought it looked more like the truffula trees in Dr. Seuss' books.

I found this one on the steep trail to the top of Mount Scott at Crater Lake. I didn't snap the photo on the way up, but Mike reminded me on the way down and was waiting for me at the spot so I wouldn't forget.

The first time I'd ever seen this flower was last summer on Mount Rainier, so I was thrilled to see them again.

From Idaho Mountain Wildflowers:
"American (Western) pasqueflower, Pulsatilla (Anemone) patens var. multifida. Our pasqueflower has been reclassified several times during the last half century, and now apparently has found a home in genus, Pulsatilla. Whatever its name, it is a lovely plant with large flowers and sepals that range in color from the light blue shown here, to a deep purple. Deeply incised leaves are characteristic of this species, and distinguish it from the similar Pulsatilla occidentalis (formerly Anemone occidentalis) whose leaves are less dissected: it also grows in Idaho. The term "pasqueflower" has been used for centuries for closely related European pulsatillas . Gerarde in his Herbal of 1597 wrote that "They flower for the most part about Easter, which hath mooved me to name it Pasque flower, or Easter flower."

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Excellent image Lon!
The whites are not blown out!
Very nice depth of field.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-08-14 17:10]

Hi Lori, what a pretty flower, nice and sharp too. The shiny hairs show up quite sharply too. Well done

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