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Isatis tinctoria L.

Isatis tinctoria L.
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-25
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Plants of Morocco [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-09-11 21:13
Viewed: 2977
Points: 14
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Isatis tinctoria L.

Isatis tinctoria, with Woad as the common name, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. It is commonly called dyer's woad, and sometimes incorrectly listed as Isatis indigotica (a newer and invalid name for the same plant)[citation needed]. It is occasionally known as Asp of Jerusalem. Woad is also the name of a blue dye produced from the leaves of the plant.
Woad is native to the steppe and desert zones of the Caucasus, Central Asia to eastern Siberia and Western Asia (Hegi), but is now found in southeastern and some parts of Central Europe as well. Long important as a source of blue dye, it has been cultivated throughout Europe, especially in Western and southern Europe, since ancient times. In medieval times there were important woad growing regions in England, Germany and France, and towns such as Toulouse became prosperous on the woad trade. Woad was eventually replaced by the stronger indigo and then by synthetic indigoes.

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This photo is taken in Aït Aissa vs Tizi Oussem, Toubkal Mountains, at 1.800 m , High Atlas, Morocco,

Plant in the Workshop.

Other Cruciferae (Brassicaceae) in my Personal web

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Hello Ferran
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and wonderful colours. The sharpness and the DOF are impressive.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-09-12 4:47]

Bonjour Ferran,
Bonne idée de nous montrer aussi des espèces moins voyantes. Elles peuvent être belles aussi si on choisit bien la lumière, ce que tu as fait avec cette image. Bon cadrage vertical aussi et de superbes couleurs.
Un grand merci!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-09-12 5:50]

Interesting plant species, lovely colors captured well. tfs.

So that's what it looks like! Nicely photographed with good detail. regards yiannis

Bonjour Ferran,
Intéressante publication, agréablement commentée, valorisant bien le sujet ; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventutres.

Hi Ferran,
nice photo of this plant. Great background. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

great fruit capture, TFS Ori

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