Cochleria officinalis ?
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|Cochlearis officinalis (Common Scurvy Grass) or there is the possiblities that it could be C. danica (Stalked Scurvy Grass).does any body here know the difference.|
This is not a plant I know, and the ident is from my books and I could not tell the 2 apart in pictures. The one thing that nether should be is this lovely purple colour though this sort of colour variationis not an unknown natural variation in plants especially when in stressfull situations, like we see here. this is seen growing in a narrow crack in a sandstone rock face just above the high tide line on the beach at ST. Bee's and faced directly out into the Irish sea, the next bit of land being the Isle of Mann.
Though very deffinatley not a grass having proper flowers and broad leaves on a stalk. the plant seen here is only 3 inches /75mm across. it gets its name from the fact that this edible plant is very high in Vitimin "C" and was used by people to ward off the diesease of Scurvy which is caused by the lack of this vitimin.
slight shadows and highlights
crop to size.
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- [2004-11-11 20:27]
Great discovery, Robert.
I found this on the web.
It seems to be your plant. We can see its flowers on the site below.
Vitamin C is essential to human life, especially during the winter.
Good capture and a very educational note.
- [2004-11-11 23:26]
This is and excellent capture, but I have no idea what it is. The shot is great and the setting very nice.
Thanks for posting
It makes a very nice composition, Robert. Interesting subject, once more full of stuff I didn't know. Well done.
- [2004-11-12 2:03]
Interesting plant. Thanks for posting for our edification. Good job
Robert, I must say this is a refreshing change from seeing diarrhea flying out of an ostriches butt! ;-))) Interesting find, well seen & captured with great sharpness & detail. Enjoyed reading your note on this specie of plant from your part of the world. Well done!
very nice shot! i realy wouldn't know the name of it!but the colours are good and so is the composition.
the textures of the wood are nice to, well done!