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Viper's Grass

Viper's Grass
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Copyright: Mitja Vodeb (lenartzala) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 22] (112)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-25
Categories: Flowers, Mountain
Camera: Konica-Minolta Dynax 5D, Minolta AF 75-300
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(purple/violet)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-11 11:49
Viewed: 3994
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this twins belong to genus scorzonera, which comprises around 100 species and one of them is Scorzonera Rosea or Viper's Grass.
The word scorzonera comes from Italian 'scorza' (=bark) and 'nera' (=black). The second explanation is from Old French, where 'scorzon' means snake.
This is a relative rare mountain plant, found in Soriška planina, Karavanke and isolated on western Slovenian mountains.
Slovenian name : rožnati gadnjak.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Scorzonera
Species: Scorzonera Rosea

Source: Wikipedia

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beautiful close up, TFS Ori

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