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Allium ampeloprasum


Allium ampeloprasum
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-18
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-07 15:05
Viewed: 1238
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Allium ampeloprasum is a member of the onion genus Allium. The wild plant is commonly known as wild leek or broadleaf wild leek. Its native range is southern Europe to western Asia, but it is cultivated in many other places and has become naturalized in many countries.

Allium ampeloprasum is regarded as native to all the countries bordering on the Black, Adriatic, and Mediterranean Seas from Portugal to Egypt to Romania. In Russia and Ukraine, it is considered invasive except in Crimea, where it is native. It is also native to Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Iran and Iraq. It is considered naturalized in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, the Baltic States, Belarus, the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, China, Australia (all states except Queensland and Tasmania), Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the United States (southeastern region plus California, New York State, Ohio and Illinois), Galápagos, and Argentina.[2][3][4][5][6]

The species may have been introduced to Britain by prehistoric people, where its habitat consists of rocky places near the coast in south-west England and Wales.[7][8]

Allium ampeloprasum has been differentiated into three cultivated vegetables, namely leek, elephant garlic and kurrat. In tidewater Virginia, the plant is commonly known as the "Yorktown Onion."[9]

Wild populations produce bulbs up to 3 cm across. Scapes are round in cross-section, each up to 180 cm tall, bearing an umbel of as many as 500 flowers. Flowers are urn-shaped, up to 6 mm across; tepals white, pink or red; anthers yellow or purple; pollen yellow.[3][10]

Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_ampeloprasum

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Hello Mr.Luis,
Precise and useful NOTE,

Excellent DOF.Interestung flower,although I didn't know about this species before.Nice colour and well framed to me.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

GREAT DEPTH OF FIELD.........

Good depth.Colour looks attractive.

Ciao L.A. Perfect DOF brilliant colours despite the difficult light.

Roberto

Hi Luis, Great note. Nice natural colours with great DOF. Elegant species. Thank for sharing
Anna

Bonsoir Luis,
Une très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet dans une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Ciao Luis, great macro of beautiful flower, fine details, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-09 14:43]

Hi Luis,very hard purple,how is beautiful this allium specie,very rare i think and taken in a spectacular macro with great detail everywhere,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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