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Hasir Otu - Flowering Rush

Hasir Otu - Flowering Rush
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Minolta AF Macro 50 mm 1:1 f/2.8 (32), Sony UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-21 1:22
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Flowering rush

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Alismatales
Family: Butomaceae
Genus: Butomus
Species: B. umbellatus
Binomial name: Butomus umbellatus L.

The flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus), also known as grass rush, is a perennial aquatic plant, constituting the family Butomaceae. Its name is derived from Greek bous, meaning "cow", "ox" etc and tome, a cut (the verb 'temnein' meaning "to cut"), which refers to the plant's swordlike leaves.

Other than suggested by its English common name, it is not a true rush. It is native to Eurasia and grows on the margins of still and slowly moving water down
to a depth of about 3 m. It has pink flowers. Introduced into North America as an ornamental plant it has now become a serious invasive weed in the Great Lakes area.

Butomus is a rhizamatous perennial with linear leaves up to 1 metre long, or more. The leaves are triangular in cross-section and arise in two rows along the

The inflorescence is umbel-like consisting of a single terminal flower surrounded by three cymes. The flowers are regular and bisexual. There are three petal-like sepals which are pink with darker veins. They persist in the fruit. The three petals are like the sepals but somewhat larger. 6 - 9 stamens. Carpels superior, 6 - 9 and slightly united at the base. When ripe they are obovoid and crowned with a persistent style. Ovules are numerous and found scattered over the inner surface of the carpel wall, except on the midrib and edges. Fruit is a follicle. The seeds have no endosperm and a straight embryo.

*From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It was taken near Uluabat Lake, Nilüfer-BURSA.

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Hello Fevsi,
loveli shot with a marvellous composition, great sharpness and very beautifull colors well satured,
well done,

merhaba Fevzi bey,
siz de benim gibi boş durmuyor hemen her gün çekimlere devam ediyorsunuz sanırım.
bu güzel çiçeği birkaç evvel ben de yüklemiştim ama bu daha ince detaylı ve çok güzel görünüyor. çiçek güzel resim değil mi diyebilirsiniz:) resim o güzelliği yansıttığında güzel değil midir?
detaylar, netlik, renkler, kompozisyon çok güzel. elinize sağlık, selamlar. Ahmet

Hola Fevzi.
Precioso ramillete.
Buenos y precisos detalles amigo.
Saludos y tfs, JL.

Hola Fevzi,
Bonita composición de esta bella florecillas, magnífico luz y colorido, Saludos
José Ramón

Wonderful shot with an excellent sharpness and exposure. Also the composition looks very successful. TFS.


Bonjour Fevzi,
Une magnifique photo de Butomus umbellatus, espèce que je n'ai toujours pas eu l'occasion de voir dans la nature... Très bon rendu des détails et beau contraste avec l'arrière plan.

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-08-29 14:50]

Preciosa flores. Texturas muy suaves y una nota bastante informativa.
Saludos, Sira.

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