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Sweet Vetch

Sweet Vetch
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 1:57
Viewed: 3053
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The identification on this one is a guess after looking at several sites and comparing flowers. I used the petals and the leaves to finally come up with what I think is correct.

Western Sweet Vetch:
Western sweet-vetch is an attractive plant with several branched stems rising 40-80 cm from a woody base. The leaves are pinnately compound with 9-21 leaflets, each 1-3 cm long. The leaflets are arranged opposite each other along the leaf with a single terminal leaflet.

The inflorescence is a raceme of 20-80 reddish to purplish flowers which often hang to one side of the stem. Individual flowers are 15-22 mm long with a short, tubular calyx from 4-5 mm long. The seed pods have 1-4 ovate-elliptic segments, each about 7-12 mm wide. The pods are often eaten by rodents while the roots are nourishing and taste somewhat of licorice.

Other common names include western heysarum and western sweet-broom.

From Paul Slichter's web site

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Hello Lori,
Very colorful Vetch, must have been in the columbia River Gorge. Excellent DoF...

Nice flower, I've never seen it before...
Good compo and soft color.

Hello Lori,
Beautiful colours, nice DOF!
I like your composition and pleasant details...
Pablo -

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-18 4:34]

Hi Lori, you certainly show us a beautiful flower here. I love the deep colours of it and the sharpness too. Well captured, thank you,

Hi Lori,
Nice color, light, and good detail seen in this pleasing image. Well composed frame, good POV as well..
Well done and TFS!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-18 8:08]

Hello Lori,
This flower have a beautiful blue color, that you show with a very good texture and details. I like the broad DOF that shows well the place where it lives.
Josť M.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-18 15:24]

Hello Lori,

Very nice picture of this flower! The composition and pov are very good! Look at the shape of this flower: incredible! TFS,


Hi Lori,
you like flowers very much and capture photos fantastic with it.
This is a good example. The purple color are wonderful and unique.

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