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Rooi Kappertjie

Rooi Kappertjie
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Copyright: Sowndarya Vallabhajosyula (soundaryav) Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 16 N: 27] (264)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-15
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-16 10:14
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Points: 9
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This flower was hiding away on a Creeper...the amazing colour contrast of yellow and green immediately attracted my attention..it's a feast for all those colour lovers!!

Please can someone help me identifying the name of this plant/creeper/flower...

Thanks to Anna and Philippe, this is identified as Kappertjie / Nasturtiums

About Kappertjie / Nasturtiums from 'Flowers of India'

Nasturtiums are bright and happy little flowers, that even the Grinch could not help but love (I say!!). Many cultivators have been derived from Tropaeolum majus, including climbing types and dwarf, bushy types. All have rounded or kidney shaped leaves with wavy-margins. The leaves are pale green, about 2-5 in (5.1-12.7 cm) across, and are borne on long petioles like an umbrella. The flowers typically have five petals, although there are double and semi-double varieties. The flowers are about 1-2 in (2.5-5.1 cm) in diameter and come in a kaleidoscope of colors including russet, pink, yellow, orange, scarlet and crimson.

I also gather that all parts of the plant are edible. The flower has most often been consumed, making for an especially ornamental salad ingredient; it has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress, and is also used in stir fry. The unripe seed pods can be harvested and pickled with hot vinegar, to produce a condiment and garnish, sometimes used in place of capers, although the taste is strongly peppery. The mashua (T. tuberosum) produces an edible underground tuber that is a major food source in parts of the Andes.

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Hallo Sowndarya
I can help you with the ID but just as I know it in Afrikaans. It is called a "Kappertjie". These plants come in a variation of autumn colours and are very popular to use in green salads. It is eatable. It displays well on the screen and I like the way it almost fit in the entire frame. The contrast between the turmeric colour of the petals and the green of the leaves is beautiful. The water droplets on the leaves rounds of this lovely image.
Best regards

Very good color rendition. A pleasing image with the water drops enhancing the flower.
Too bad about the lower right corner, though
It is a garden Nasturtium, Tropaelolum majus.

Bonjour Sowndarya,
Agréable macro bien composée dans un cadrage parfait et sous un excellent angle de prise de vue qui permettent d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
Je regrette la concision du commentaire.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Nice Colours, small part of petal missed on right though !


Hello Sowndarya! Beautiful flower. Nice natural light and colours. Good sharp. Well done!

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