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Catananche caerulea

Catananche caerulea
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-29
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Morocco [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-08-10 23:12
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Points: 22
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Catananche caerulea L.
Dandelion leaved sage

The showy violet-blue perennial flower of the aster family Catananche caerulea bears the common names Cupid's dart, blue cupidone, and cerverina. It is a garden flower and is often used in dried flower arrangements. The plant grows in clumps of narrow grey-green leaves, and later in the summer sends up long stems at the end of which bloom bright cornflower blue to lavender flowers with rectangular, fringed petals and deep purple centers. The closed buds are soft and silver and the bracts form a papery cup beneath the opened blossom.
It is native to the Mediterranean region. The flower was supposedly used by the ancient Greeks as a key ingredient in a love potion, hence the common name "Cupid's dart".

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This photo is taken in Imhilene vs Ifni lake at 2100 m , High Atlas, Morocco,

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excellent flower photography with good perfection. nice lighting makes the flower looking very colorful. wonderful background. tfs.

Bonica flor. Bona llum i colors desbordants.
Deunidó on la vas fer !


Bonjour Ferran,
Très belle macro finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

veautiful colours, greetings Ori

Very interesting plant Ferran! We have only Catananche lutea in Cyprus, a very different plant. Interesting and beautiful photo.

Hallo Ferran
Absolutely perfect. The bright colours are great and brought across beautifully. The presentation is pleasant and very precise. The composition spot on. All round 10/10. I cannot find fault. It is gorgeous and off course it is purple. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

Hi Ferran,

Lovely flower with this splendid colors. Very well photographed with good light. Well done & TFS.

Hi Ferran,
Great composition with well chosen background. Nice details and colours.

Hi Ferran,
nice and natural colours of this photo.Amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing,

It is a beautiful flower, no wonder it has made it in to gardens. It doesn't reach out end of the mediteranean however.Excellent photo. regards yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-08-14 7:01]

Bonjour Ferran,
Une fleur de toute beauté avec sa coloration mauve de grande finesse. Et l'arrière-plan est parfaitement adapté à la couleur de la fleur. Belle lumière aussi, parfaitement rendue.Magnifique tout simplement. Je vois qu'il faut aller au Maroc pour la voir!

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