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pancratium maritinum

By CarolG  
Pancratium maritimum, or sea daffodil, is a species of bulbous plant native to the Mediterranean region and south-western Europe. That plant can also be seen on the south Bulgarian and north Turkish coasts of Black Sea, where it is threatened with extinction. It grows on coastal sands or just above the high tide mark. It is a bulbous perennial with a long neck and glaucous, broadly linear leaves, evergreen, but the leaves often die back during hot summers. The flowers have a pleasing, exotic and very subtle lily scent, which only becomes apparent during still, windless summer nights that allow the delicate fragrance to become perceptible. Flowering is from August to October. The plant is pollinated by a hawk-moth named Agrius convolvuli (which unfortunately I have never seen).

Tags: Nature Macro White General Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Flower plant Wildlife and nature

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10 Sep 2011 6:26AM
V1 for me today Carol it has a very nice 3d effect and it bursts off the screen at you. Good write up as well very informative grest set again


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cjl47 10 4 3 England
10 Sep 2011 6:31AM

Quote:V1 for me today Carol it has a very nice 3d effect and it bursts off the screen at you. Good write up as well very informative grest set again


V1 ts good but i needed 2 and 3 to know what the bloom looked like.
Interesting upload Carol.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 6:52AM
Version 2 and three for me too because they depict the entire flower.
10 Sep 2011 7:20AM
V3 for me today Carol - good to see the whole bloom. You can certainly see the daffodil link can't you! Lou
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
10 Sep 2011 7:31AM
V1 And V2 are for me too Carol.very well done,
10 Sep 2011 7:49AM
Could not pick the best they are all great images
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 7:55AM
This is a strange looking flower Carol but very beautiful and you have shown it so well in these images, especially the detail in v1.

jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 8:19AM
V3 I think, and it does surprise me that there is a moth you have yet to see.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
10 Sep 2011 9:01AM
I like the 2 versions in which you see the entire flower best though lovely details in V1. What a pretty little flower!

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 9:12AM
Exquisite bloom Carol, and V2 shows what a beautiful flower it is
well captured all three
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
10 Sep 2011 9:25AM
Sea daffodil - how gorgeous. I love white flowers and this is luminous.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 10:16AM
V2 for me without doubt
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
10 Sep 2011 10:27AM
Excellent text and images
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
10 Sep 2011 11:16AM
I'm glad you put up 2&3....what a beautiful blossom, almost ghostlike. I'm glad to hear it is being protected.
10 Sep 2011 11:22AM
A fine break from animal to plant kingdom, with excellent skill.
10 Sep 2011 12:01PM
Nicely done - have ever only seen these once before when one came up out of no where in my garden. Strangest flower and very hard to photograph, so nicely done..V2 for me..Jo
10 Sep 2011 12:08PM
Beautiful presentation of this set Carol and outstanding captures it's a real beauty, top marks for this.
superb trio carol,excellent presentation,love v1.ray
10 Sep 2011 1:11PM
Super set Carol. Difficult to choose between them,
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Sep 2011 3:15PM
A very beautiful flower, Carol, and very nicely presented in all three images, but rather like V2 best Wink
Trev Smile
10 Sep 2011 3:50PM
Three superb shots, Carol, but no bug's. Beautifully exposed with lovely colour.
evelen 13 5 England
10 Sep 2011 6:10PM
what a beautiful flower carol excellent set of shots eve.
10 Sep 2011 8:20PM
A beautifully captured trio and interesting write up, v1 for me, the framing adds to the image.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2011 8:28PM
V2 for the fuller picture and superb composition
LexEquine 12 19 United States
10 Sep 2011 9:57PM
'v2 gets my top accolades, today, Carol,' on this "superlative & lovely" set of macro floral images. Have a great Weekend. Smile

Ciao~ Peter
10 Sep 2011 11:21PM
A beautiful flower Carol and a great write up..Lin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Sep 2011 1:41AM
Beautifully captured Carol. V2 is especially beautiful............Sandy
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
12 Sep 2011 9:34PM
Beautuful set of floral images, Carol. Beautifully captured and presented. V2 & V3 for meSmile
Take care............................................Pauline
Peterpools 6 2 2 United States
8 Jan 2012 4:08PM
A spectacular trio of images. The beauty and softness of V1 is fantastic and a gorgeous rendering.

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