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Tragopogon, also known as salsify, goats beard or oyster plant, is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family Asteraceae that has over 140 species, including the vegetable known as salsify, as well as a number of common wild flowers, some of which are usually regarded as weeds. The root, and sometimes the young shoots, are used as a vegetable, and historically the plant was cultivated for that purpose. The root is noted for tasting of oysters, from which the plant derives its alternative name of oyster plant; young roots can be grated for use in salads, but older roots are better cooked, and they are usually used in soups or stews. A latex derived from the root can be used as a chewing gum. The flowering shoots can be used like asparagus, either raw or cooked, and the flowers can be added to salad, while the sprouted seeds can be used in salads or sandwiches. The plant has also been used in herbalism since classical times, and is claimed to have beneficial effects on the liver and gall bladder. The root is regarded as a diuretic.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:tragopogon
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:26 Mar 2013 - 5:43 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Close-up macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Nature, Tragopogon, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Mar 2013 - 6:02 AM

What excellent images Carol !! Great info too ! Really a lovely flower Smile

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:15 AM

Very good Macro work Carol, with lots of fine detail and a super exposure...John

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 6:38 AM

An excellent trio - and some interesting information too

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Ayoob
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26 Mar 2013 - 6:38 AM

Just beautiful ,Carol ......GrinGrinGrin

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annettep38
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26 Mar 2013 - 6:52 AM

A mesmerising center! Beautiful colour.

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Caziwinkles
26 Mar 2013 - 6:53 AM

Three brilliant and well detailed images Carol - great narrative too. Well done! Smile

Carol

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Badgerfred
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26 Mar 2013 - 7:19 AM

Beautiful images Carol,
Fred.

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SUE118
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26 Mar 2013 - 7:33 AM

It's a very pretty flower with so many uses and lovely colours.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 7:37 AM

Very beautiful and lovely images,Carol,very well done,
Saeid

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Stace
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26 Mar 2013 - 7:44 AM

A fine set Carol

Stace

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LynneJoyce
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26 Mar 2013 - 7:48 AM

Beautiful set and a very instructive description. I'll be seeking these out with my trowel in hand in May!

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 26 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 8:00 AM

Three very fine images of this beautiful flower. Would like to have seen a version going in real close on the centre of the flower.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:03 AM

beautiful ...
v1 for a vote today

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chase
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:07 AM

Good information in your description Carol.
Nicely captured,some good detail..I like the water drops on V3

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richmowil
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:18 AM

What no bugs Carol? Just, three cracking images of a very beautifull Flower!! V1 just edges it from V3 for me! Super work.

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ColleenA
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:26 AM


Quote: What no bugs Carol? Just, three cracking images of a very beautifull Flower!! V1 just edges it from V3 for me! Super work.

Well captured Carol... beautiful flower.... interesting info as usualGrinGrinGrin have a great day

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User_Removed
26 Mar 2013 - 8:38 AM

Beautiful, I like V1 best.

Lucien.

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leontari
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26 Mar 2013 - 8:42 AM

Three brilliant captures, Carol. I like the droplets in V3!
Effrossini

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RonnieAG
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26 Mar 2013 - 9:02 AM

A beautiful flower and such an interesting narrative, Carol: three excellent shots, with V 3 and the water droplets really standing oiut.
Ronnie.

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 9:06 AM

Fabulous....

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 9:11 AM

....... and very readily sets seeds which spread and germinate all too easily all over my allotment GrinGrin

Lovely flower though, Carol.

Dave

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JohnChambersPhotography

Three excellent captures full of detail and colour, like them all.

John

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RajaSidambaram
26 Mar 2013 - 10:15 AM

Amazing beauty in these images, Carol. You are a true Xavier of Nature's beauty. The flower will wither in a short span, but your pictures will be eternal - Raja.

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danbrann
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26 Mar 2013 - 10:25 AM

A good trio Carol and the water on V3 really adds to the quality of the image.

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TrevBatWCC
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26 Mar 2013 - 10:28 AM

A very lovely set of close-ups, Carol - think V3 with the water droplets has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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NDODS
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26 Mar 2013 - 11:00 AM

Three most beautiful observational studies of this most impressive flower. Each of the variants are worthy of pole position, however for I rather like image number three, the sun kissed rain drops adding that littler bit of extra sparkle.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
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26 Mar 2013 - 11:10 AM

BEAUTIFULSmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 11:19 AM

Beautiful picture v3 is the best.

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rajasekar
rajasekar  5 India2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 11:36 AM

Me too Vote for V3. However all are good..

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pamelajean
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26 Mar 2013 - 11:47 AM

Excellent images of this beautiful flower, and an interesting narrative, too.

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achieverswales
26 Mar 2013 - 12:04 PM

Awesome captures! Awesome narrative! Have my UA Carol, V1 my favourite.

Regards

Trev.

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Irishkate
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26 Mar 2013 - 12:09 PM

I have heard of salsify so it is great to learn of all it's uses but my goodness
what a beautiful flower!
Thanks for letting me know the name of yesterday's Erigeron with the insect.
The droplets are lovely on V3 but it looks like you couldn't fail whatever way
you photographed this beauty.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gallero
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26 Mar 2013 - 12:44 PM

Lo perfecto fe la naturaleza.

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Daisymaye
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26 Mar 2013 - 1:20 PM

A very lovely flower Carol. The detail in V1 is excellent. And so many ways to eat this, so interesting.......Sandy

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lonely_oryx
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26 Mar 2013 - 1:33 PM

A toss up between v1 and v3 for me with v1 just winning. The lighting is just right to give a few shadows that give the image a dimension

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barbarahirst
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26 Mar 2013 - 1:38 PM

you are featurede2 piccy at the moment...
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
.... and what did you say yesterday about e2 featured piccy ..WinkBlush

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 2:08 PM

A trio of beautiful images V3 is my favourite Congratulations on having a featured image you to rightly deserve this Thank you for the interesting narrative its amazing how such a beautiful plant can be used - kindest regards Elizabveth xx

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TonyDy
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26 Mar 2013 - 2:30 PM

Great set, Carol, beautifully captured.
Tony

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prabhusinha
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26 Mar 2013 - 2:43 PM

A beautiful set of pics & superb information

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moiral
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26 Mar 2013 - 2:45 PM

3 wonderful captures Carole, but V3 does it for me out of this trio. Love the water droplets on the flower. Moira

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AnneWorner
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26 Mar 2013 - 3:46 PM

Beautiful, detailed and full frame images of this flower/herb Carol Smile

Anne

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Brian65
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26 Mar 2013 - 4:09 PM

Perfect shots Carole. love them all.
Brian

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Glostopcat
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26 Mar 2013 - 4:11 PM

What a beautiful looking flower and a fine description of it Carol. V3 with the raindrops is particularly striking

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CaroleS
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26 Mar 2013 - 4:56 PM

What a lovely flower, new to me, so I appreciate such an informative narrative.
Carole

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GeorgePlatis
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26 Mar 2013 - 5:28 PM

Brilliant captures of this magnificent flower!
George

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janlea
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26 Mar 2013 - 5:29 PM

Three beautiful shots carol, V3 is my favourite, love the water droplets! Smile
Jan

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2013 - 5:30 PM

Stunningly beautiful colours and details.

Ann

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 - 6:24 PM

WOW! Grin

P.

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evelen
evelen  9 England
26 Mar 2013 - 6:33 PM

beautiful set colours and detail lovely flower carol.
eve.Smile

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26 Mar 2013 - 6:46 PM

Beautiful
chris

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Niknut
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26 Mar 2013 - 7:35 PM

A what ??????........couldn't you chose a Daisy or something else that I can pronounce !!!!!!!!

Superb quality shot though !!.....lovely colour & detail !!

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ChristineD
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26 Mar 2013 - 9:09 PM

What an excellent set of images

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Jat_Riski
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27 Mar 2013 - 4:06 PM

Excellent set, Carol. V2 is my fav.

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JuBarney
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27 Mar 2013 - 7:41 PM

Superb shots & love all of them
Ju

(Many thanks for your kind comments on my water lily)

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digital_boi
30 Mar 2013 - 11:24 AM

all winners this time Carol

Graham

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6 Apr 2013 - 4:37 PM

Superlative & Lovely color macro Floral Image Set ~

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