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This stately wildflower was growing in quite a few places we went in County Clare. Does anyone know the name of it?

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jun 2014 - 12:18 PM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Identification please
Username:Joline Joline
Uploaded:6 Aug 2014 - 11:35 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Ireland, Wildflower
Votes:35

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 12:43 PM

Sorry I can't help you with the ID but it makes for an interesting capture.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 12:47 PM

It's a nettle but with slight purplier flowers than usual so maybe something similar. Did you touch it? That would have been the decider Smile

Dave

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 1:14 PM

Yes it looks as if it is from the nettle family but perhaps not the stinging variety.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 1:35 PM

We call these stinging nettles, have seen them with this type of flower, if you get stung by one the old remidy was to rub a Dock leaf on the sting, great capture JolineSmile

Cliff

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 1:37 PM

Lovely image Joline.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 2:16 PM

Never seen a nettle grow quite this tall but then in the Emerald Isle there is plenty of moisture so could well be. Any way it's made a lovely subject for your camera Joline.
Joan.

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gss
gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 2:30 PM

Nice plant and picture

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 3:42 PM

I would say it is a stinging nettle, Joline, you should have touched it and found out Wink Carol

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 3:59 PM

I have seen these leaves here-- but the flower is different--- likely another nettle--

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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 4:00 PM

Its a large juicy nettle you will be itching by now. rub it with a dock leaf should be growing next to it.
Lovely shot of it though, I sometimes make nettle tea. GrinGrin

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digital_boi
6 Aug 2014 - 4:18 PM

its a jaggy nettle as we Scots would call it makes for a good capture Joline

Graham

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 4:35 PM

Makes a beautiful picture Joline SmileSmile
Helen

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franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 4:57 PM

No idea what it is Joline but it makes a lovely image.

Ken

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 5:32 PM

Definately a nettle Joline, but no idea what type.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 6:32 PM

Many a sting I had from these as a child in Donegal!
Effective as f/g interest in this image from Co. Clare.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 6:50 PM

Yes,looks like a nettle to me Joline.
And I bet it makes a nice juicy nettle wine too !!
Mick.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2214 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 8:00 PM

Yes it's a common Nettle.The male and female plant has different flowers,but I am not sure if this is a male or femaleSmile
a great imageSmile

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England79 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 9:33 PM

I think the male and female flowers are usually both found on the same plant, but I'm not 100% certain.

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2014 - 9:43 PM

glad to be NO 30 WinkWinkWinkWink

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kuvailija
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7 Aug 2014 - 6:59 AM

Never seen anything like that , Joline , but nettle it propably is and a fine image in any case ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.

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