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Oregon Anemone


Oregon Anemone
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 11:35
Viewed: 2876
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think I've finally identified this little bluish/purple flower. I believe it's the Oregon Anemone, Anemone oregana.

I found it in the shady trailside of the EAgle Creek Trail, in the Columbia River Gorge.

Paul Slichter's Web site
"Oregon anemone is a lovely perennial wildflower generally with one basal leaf and one erect stem with a trio of leaves above the midstem. The stem ranges from 10-30 cm high, arising from stout, scaly, horizontal rhizome. The basal leaf is trifoliolate with each of the 3 leaflets compound ternate, the individual leaflets shallowly lobed once to twice. The stem leaves are similar, with individual leaflets measuring up to 8 cm long with the lateral pair lobed half their length. All leaflets are deeply toothed with 2-5 teeth per side.

The 5 sepals are bluish, bluish-purple, reddish-purple, or whitish in color with the individual sepals ovate-oblong to oblong-elliptic in shape and measuring 12-20 mm long. The 35-100 stamens surround a central cluster of many shorter pistils.

Habitat:
Oregon anemone may be found in open woods and on brushy and open hillsides from moderate to high elevations in the mountains.

Range:
Oregon anemone is found primarily on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mts. from Chelan County in Washington south to the Columbia River Gorge. In Oregon, it may be found in the northern Cascades and northern Coast Range to as far south as Lincoln County. It has also been reported in the Blue Mts. of Oregon.

In the Columbia River Gorge it may be found between the elevations of 500'-4400' from Silver Star Mt. east to near Dog Mt."

Photo: Cropped, Levels, Resized, USM

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Nice shot!
Good use of light and shadows.
Good compo, also.
Andrea

Hello Lori,
Colorful image of this Wildflower of the Gorge. Very sharp view into the stamen of this flower, and very good DoF and PoV.
Steve

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-01 0:37]

Hi Lori, well captured and so good to get a name for it. A very pretty, dainty flower, with nice sharp stamens. Good job my friend,
Janice
Oops, sorry, greenies all gone!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-10 22:45]

Nice lights on this photo, Lori. Very well balanced and natural. I also like the colours!
Cannon? Why you donīt use your cameras? ;-)
All the best to you!
Zeca

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