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Nelson's Larkspur


Nelson's Larkspur
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Copyright: ML LGB (mlgb) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 31] (125)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-20
Camera: Olympus SP560uz
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers II, Desert Wildflowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-18 10:23
Viewed: 3844
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bilobe Larkspur (Nelson's Larkspur)
Delphinium nuttallianum
Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup Family
Blooms April, May, June
Habitat desert shrub, grassland and pinyon-juniper communities

Location near east entrance on the Zion Mt. Carmel Hwy, sandy soils decomposed from slickrock.

Other: The genus name, “Delphinium”, means “like a dolphin” and refers to the shape of flower buds and the species name, “nuttallianum”, honors Englishman Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859), a botanist, ornithologist, curator of the Harvard Botanic Gardens, and author in 1818 of The Genera of North American Plants.

This species contains alkaloids which are deadly to humans and cattle.

Reference herbarium Utah Valley University
http://herbarium.uvu.edu/Virtual/viewer.asp?file=11644d1.jpg

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-09-19 17:46]

Hello ML,
A beautiful bloom shown with wonderful detail and colors. Great DOF you managed to achieve with good exposure. TFS
Ron

Bonjour ML,
Une publication que je n'avais pas remarquée et qui valorise bien le sujet dans son cadrage serré malgré, me semble-t-il, un éclairage un peu trop violent.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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