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Daphne mezereum L.


Daphne mezereum L.
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-19 13:11
Viewed: 667
Points: 4
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Daphne mezereum, commonly known as February daphne, mezereon,[1] mezereum, spurge laurel or spurge olive,[2] is a species of Daphne in the flowering plant family Thymelaeaceae, native to most of Europe and Western Asia, north to northern Scandinavia and Russia. In southern Europe it is confined to medium to higher elevations and in the subalpine vegetation zone, but descends to near sea level in northern Europe. It is generally confined to soils derived from limestone.

It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are soft, 3–8 cm long and 1–2 cm broad, arranged spirally on the stems. The flowers are produced in early spring on the bare stems before the leaves appear. They have a four-lobed pink or light purple (rarely white) perianth 10–15 mm diameter, and are strongly scented. The fruit is a bright red berry 7–12 mm diameter; it is very poisonous for people, though fruit-eating birds like thrushes are immune and eat them, dispersing the seeds in their droppings

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 89 N: 15610] (65303)
  • [2015-04-19 14:09]

Salut John,quelle merveille,les fleurs sont si petits et si beaux,je n'avais jamais vu cette espece.Une bonne capture,tu as seuelement perdu quelque detail en haut.Belle semaine et merci,Luciano

Bonjour John,
Agréable macro valorisant relativement bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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