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Fern Blooms


Fern Blooms
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Copyright: Angela Reigelman (MommaMiaX3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 215] (737)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-03
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS 12X Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-14 21:49
Viewed: 2596
Points: 4
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I found this colorful bloom atop a large fern tree, forgive me I cannot find the species. The tree was about 6 feet tall, and there were several blooms but this was one of the best.
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It is not a fern tree. It is very simple. This species is Amorpha fruticosa - false indigo. A invasive species in Romania, originar from North America.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Amorpha is a genus of plants in the pea family Fabaceae. All the species are native to North America, from southern Canada, most of the United States, and northern Mexico. They are commonly known as false indigo. The flowers are shaped as a small narrow peaflower and grow in racemes.

The desert false indigo, or indigo bush, Amorpha fruticosa, is a shrub that grows from 3 m to 5 m tall. It is an invasive plant that has spread throughout the United States and has been introduced to central and southern Europe.

The lead plant (A. canescens) is a North American prairie forb. This bushy shrub is an important native prairie legume. Lead plant is often associated with bluestem grasses. Native Americans used the dried leaves for pipe smoking and for tea.

Amorpha species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Schinia lucens, which feeds exclusively on the genus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorpha

Best regards, Cezar T.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-15 17:36]

Hi Angela

Interesting shot. The flower spike adds interest as in goos focus.

james

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