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Chrysanthemum coronarium

By GeorgePlatis
Chrysanthemum coronarium is a native plant in the Mediterranean basin and it belongs to the family of Asteraceae. It is herbaceous plant that can surpass the 1 meter in height. It consists of numerous up shoots. The flower form an inflorescence flower head with a diameter greater than 6 cm. The center of the inflorescence is surrounded by bracts leaves with different colors, mostly white or yellow. The flowers are hermaphroditic, meaning that each one has both male and female reproductive organs. The blossoms of this plant contain yellow pigments that impart this intense color. In Greece this plant is called as “mantilida” and in some countries is used in cooking, as a decoction or in the production of insect repellents.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Rhodes

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
18 Apr 2013 3:45PM
Great info and a lovely photo George !!!GrinGrinGrin

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ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 3:51PM
A lovely bright image,

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 Apr 2013 3:57PM
A beautiful image, George, the meadows are full of these at present. Carol
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
18 Apr 2013 4:08PM
Beautiful springtime image.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
18 Apr 2013 4:54PM
That yellow sure is intense. I can imagine a lovely carpet of these.

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 4:54PM
A beautifully crisp and fresh floral composition with a beautiful injection of colour

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 4:57PM
Beautiful shot,fabulous vibrant colours, beautifully captured and presented

Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2013 7:32PM
Beautiful bright colours against the green - lovely focus and presentation George
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
19 Apr 2013 10:53AM
Like the colours and way it stands out from the back ground
Regards Richard
19 Apr 2013 11:32AM
Vibrant colour. A delightful image superbly captured, George.
Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 5:53PM
Very nice! Grin

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