|Copyright: Carmem Busko (carmem_busko)
|Date Taken: 2005-02-13|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700|
|Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-03-04 23:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Asclepias curassavica is without a doubt the best milkweed species for greenhouse culture or the home garden. It attracts Monarch Butterflies and is tolerant to occasional over-watering. It is native to tropical America.|
This herbaceous plant, is native to tropical South America and is a very common perennial roadside weed in Suriname. It has white milky poisonous sap and grows up to a height of about 4'.
It has oblanceolate leaves and beautiful scarlet/orange/yellow flowers.
Silkweed blooms year around in the tropics and sub-tropics.
Sunset flower is a favorite among butterflies, hummingbirds, wasps and beetles as a nectar source.
They are a food source for Monarch butterfly larvae.
The plant is used medicinally in the tropics for the anodyne properties of its roots. It has also been used in scrofula with great succes.
The seeds, in spindle shaped pods, have a crown of silky hairs and blow into the wind like miniature parachutes.
The information above can be found here and here .
I´ve started a travelogue of my trip to ibiuna in trekearth .
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- [2005-03-05 0:31]
Boa foto, cores muito boas.
Eu aproveitaria melhor o quadro, fui tentar fazer um WS mas foto "estourou". Também giraria horizontalmente.
- [2005-03-05 3:01]
Orange center of your shot took my attention,what a beautiful flower...BG,composition and your note are very good.
Thanks for Sharing
- [2005-03-05 5:55]
Belle composition. Les couleurs sont justes et réelles. Le BG s'harmoni bien avec le sujet. Félicitaions !
Les fleurs sont remarquable , moi je préfère les cadrages plus serrer.