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Moss Verbena

Moss Verbena
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Copyright: Billy C Banks (K9madtex) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 67 N: 278] (1022)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wildflowers of Texas, By Cade, Flower(purple/violet) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 15:26
Viewed: 5411
Points: 8
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I found this Moss Verbena growing wild on the rail road tracks near my apartment. In the spring they can be found all over the countryside.

About Moss Verbena

Moss verbena is a freely branching annual (or a tender perennial) that can get about a foot tall, but usually sprawls over and spreads along the ground, rooting at the nodes. A single plant may cover an area 3 ft (0.9 m) in diameter. The aromatic leaves have three lobes. Each is finely dissected into many linear segments that are about a quarter-inch long giving the plant an almost moss like appearance. Large clusters of pink, lilac, purple or white flowers 3 in (7.6 cm) across are produced all summer long. Each individual flower is about 1 in (2.5 cm) long and a 1/2 in (1.3 cm) across, with a slender, tubular base that flares abruptly to form a flat corolla with five petal-like lobes.

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Hey Billy, Showing you softer side? really nice composition mate, love the colours, good dof very nicely framed ...Cheers Rick :)

Hello Billy,
Nice flower and nice photo. TFS.

Hi Billy,
Nice composition and beautiful colors.TFS.

Hallo Billy
You must be wondering why I went back to one of your older postings to award my smiley. I just adore the colour purple and your photo "Moss Verbena" caught my eye while browsing through the gallery. As a newcomer I have missed out on so many of the older postings. Seeing this flower brought back some childhood memories to me as well. I am not sure if is the same flower, but it looks lot alike if it is not the same. These flowers grew wild near our home, and use to be such a wonderful sight looking at all these bundles and bundles of purple flowers blossoming. We use to pass this field on our way back from school. Sometimes there was a patch of white ones in-between at some spots. These flowers stems had a very sweet fluid and I am sure I would not do it now a day but we liked to suck this juice on our way from school. These were things that I totally forgot about, and just came to mind looking at this posting. Being able to recall all these memories makes this photo more than just special. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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