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Cymbalaria muralis

Cymbalaria muralis
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Copyright: Ozgur Kocak (Ozgur70) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 11 N: 280] (4568)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-14
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Samsung Pro815
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-16 8:29
Viewed: 3629
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An other wall flower of Scrophulariaceae family. It grown up on cracks of walls.
IUCN category is: VU (Vulnerable)
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From Wikipedia:
Cymbalaria muralisis a flowering plant native to Mediterranean Europe and widely naturalised elsewhere. It spreads quickly, growing up to 5cm tall—it commonly grows in rock and wall crevices, and along footpaths. The leaves are evergreen, rounded to heart-shaped, 2.5-5cm long and wide, three-seven lobed, alternating on thin stems. The flowers are very small.
(!) This plant has an unusual method of propagation. The flower stalk is positively phototropic and moves towards the light—after fertilization it becomes negatively phototropic and moves away from the light. This results in seed being pushed into dark crevices of rock walls, where it is more likely to germinate and where it prefers to grow.

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nice delicate plant, greetings Ori

Bonjour Ozgur,
Agréable présentation des sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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