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Mullein Among Geology

Mullein Among Geology
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Leica D-LUX 2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-05 9:01
Viewed: 3136
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The tall plants are mullein. In my wilderness it is also called Indian Toilet Paper. This being due to its large soft leaves, not present when they grow too tall as these. And on the top is a swirl of yellow flora. All parts of which are medicinal in nature. Rendered into a strong tea, they instantly help bronchitis. We used it often for both uses:-)

Under the mullein are 5-10 million year old volcanic rocks which lay close to the central magma vent. This whole area of hundreds of sq miles are covered with these rocks, as the volcanic activity was intense. Looking further one can see lichen growing on the rocks. It is ever present.

Since my power wheelchair shall arrive about the same time as the snows :-(...I am forced to retreat to my rather large archive.

They are biennial or perennial plants, rarely annuals or subshrubs, growing to 0.53 m tall. The plants first form a dense rosette of leaves at ground level, subsequently sending up a tall flowering stem. Biennial plants will form the rosette the first year, and during the following season is when the stem emerges. The leaves are spirally arranged, often densely hairy, though glabrous (hairless) in some species. The flowers have five symmetrical petals; petal colours in different species include yellow (most common), orange, red-brown, purple, blue or white. The fruit is a capsule containing numerous minute seeds.

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Ciao Bob, lovely composition with rocks and tiny grass, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Bob,

an nice composition the smll and tiny grasses with the rocks.
Yes whet you get your powered wheelchair you can take new ones but your archive are great enough I think.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-10-06 18:35]

Hola Dear Bob.
Really like Your photo, and Your Note. (Indian Toilet Paper) Never ear about it before.
Keep publishing. I am sue You have a lot of photos in Your archives.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-07 4:44]

hello Bob,
Like you I like the mix of stone and plants, I have also several shots in this spirit in my archives. Both here have amazing shapes and coloration. I also like the point of view you have chosen. For me a very interesting and beautiful shot.
Thanks a lot
Kind regards

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