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common burdock about to open

common burdock about to open
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Copyright: Linda Logan (zenitlady) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 1 N: 176] (794)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Edible [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-23 23:10
Viewed: 3406
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Common burdock (arctium minus).
Nearly every part of a burdock is edible. The Great Burdock is cultivated in Asia for its large tap root. The tap root of the common burdock is smaller, but no less tasty when peeled and boiled. The young leaves make a good potherb. The pity cores of the flowering stem and of the large basal leaf stalks may be eaten raw or cooked like asparagus after the bitter green rind has been stripped away.
Common burdock size:1 to 5 feet tall, flowerhead 1/2 to 1 inch wide. Flowerheads purple to whitish, with disk flowers emerging from end of spiny ball of bracts, borne in clusters along upper part of stem. Leaves are heart-shaped, large, mostly clustered at base of the plant. Habitat: fields, pastures. Blooms July to October.

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This is a very interesting plant, your note is informative too. I love the texture of this plant and the all green monochrome look to the photo. well done.

Then, once they are dry, they get caught in the fur of my cat. What a pain to pull these out.
Excellent shot and well done on the composition.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-25 2:36]

Hello again Linda!
Very nice capture again.Well seen and composed.DOF you managed,POV,lighting and framing are wonderful.TFS...:-)

Hello Linda,

I have missed you on TN, and then I was also away for a bit.

This is a wonderful capture, it almost looks three dimensional.

Excellent color, detail, lighting, and POV.

Well done and thank you.

How is your summer going?


Hi Linda,
Nice close up shot. Very sharp, clear, and neat. Well focused. Nicely composed. Blurry BG is great, but it will be nicer if you use more contrasting color, instead of similar green color for BG, by altering angle from where the shot was taken. Still, this is a great picture.

Ben Lakitan

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