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Purple Salsify

By fentiger    
This somewhat uncommon wildflower which I photographed in a local wood is Purple Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius. In Europe and other parts of the World the root of this plant is used as the vegetable Salsify which is described as having the taste of oysters, hence it has an alternative name of the Oyster Plant.

Tags: Wildflower Flowers and plants Salsify Wildlife and nature Oyster Plant

Voters: CaroleS, helenlinda, pronabk and 27 more

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helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 7:50AM
Never seen one before Albert - a good find and well taken shot Smile

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Mavis 18 143 2 England
26 Aug 2011 8:31AM
A great find Albert . I thought befor reading your words it was Chicory but that is much bluer .A lovely flower Albert perfectly photographed xxx
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 8:50AM
Lovely details and tones plus great focus. Have only heard of this as a veg and never actually seen one in flower.

pascalg Plus
12 37 France
26 Aug 2011 10:27AM
very nice
11 10 10 England
26 Aug 2011 10:49AM
Excellent clarity.
Cormy 12 3 England
26 Aug 2011 11:16AM
Good sharp detail in that flower,Albert.
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2011 12:58PM
A super image
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
26 Aug 2011 1:48PM
I have heard of the Oyster Plant Albert,but was unfamiliar with the other name.
Super colour with good detail too.
danbrann 15 640 17
26 Aug 2011 2:58PM
That bend in the stem gives a super diagonal.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
26 Aug 2011 3:43PM
One of my favourite wild flowers, Albert, beautifully captured. Carol
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
27 Aug 2011 12:32AM
Great detail and colour. A lovely image............Sandy
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2011 9:14PM
Beautiful too
fentiger 18 920 24 England
27 Aug 2011 9:31PM
Many thanks to everyone who have looked, voted and commented.


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