|Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon)
|Date Taken: 2007-08-06|
|Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753|
|Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-08-13 1:06|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Well actually it's a Western Pasqueflower seedpod...but my husband and daughters thought it looked more like the truffula trees in Dr. Seuss' books.|
I found this one on the steep trail to the top of Mount Scott at Crater Lake. I didn't snap the photo on the way up, but Mike reminded me on the way down and was waiting for me at the spot so I wouldn't forget.
The first time I'd ever seen this flower was last summer on Mount Rainier, so I was thrilled to see them again.
From Idaho Mountain Wildflowers:
"American (Western) pasqueflower, Pulsatilla (Anemone) patens var. multifida. Our pasqueflower has been reclassified several times during the last half century, and now apparently has found a home in genus, Pulsatilla. Whatever its name, it is a lovely plant with large flowers and sepals that range in color from the light blue shown here, to a deep purple. Deeply incised leaves are characteristic of this species, and distinguish it from the similar Pulsatilla occidentalis (formerly Anemone occidentalis) whose leaves are less dissected: it also grows in Idaho. The term "pasqueflower" has been used for centuries for closely related European pulsatillas . Gerarde in his Herbal of 1597 wrote that "They flower for the most part about Easter, which hath mooved me to name it Pasque flower, or Easter flower."
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Excellent image Lon!
The whites are not blown out!
Very nice depth of field.
- [2007-08-14 17:10]
Hi Lori, what a pretty flower, nice and sharp too. The shiny hairs show up quite sharply too. Well done