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Thursday, 7 June 2012

FFF29 - ECHINACEA

Echinacea is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae. The nine species it contains are commonly called purple coneflowers. They are endemic to eastern and central North America, where they are found growing in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas.

They have large, showy heads of composite flowers, blooming from early to late summer. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (echinos), meaning "sea urchin," due to the spiny central disk. Some species are used in herbal medicines and some are cultivated in gardens for their showy flowers. A few species are of conservation concern.

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25 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! Extreme macro! This is really great :)

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  2. wonderful macro! i love that you included the bee.:p

    Walking Iris

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  3. Beautiful image! Great bee detail. :)

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  4. WOW! Great macro! Beautiful:o)

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  5. Beautiful close up! Echinacea blooms late summer in our garden!
    Thanks for sharing

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  6. I love the color of this flower. And it is good for creating colds. :)

    Thanks for hosting FFF. :)

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  7. Beautiful how you caught the angle of the heart with the bee!

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  8. What an exquisite photo of the Echinacea with a honeybee hard at work! Just stunning! I am so inspired by all your wonderful images. Thank you for hosting and I'm happy to be joining this week.

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  9. Echinacea and a honey bee!!
    Excellent picture!
    Thank you for your visit and comment.

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  10. I tried growing it, but didn't succeed:(

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  11. A superb capture Nick - love that bee! Thanks for sharing and hosting.

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  12. I agree, it's a superb capture! Awesome colours too.

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  13. Gracious! That's a superb photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Ein Sonnenhut ist immer gut. Schönes Foto.

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  15. Beautiful shot! Looks like the little bee is hard at work.
    Happy Weekend!

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  16. Back at last catching up on all the gorgeous flower shots I missed during my enforced absence.

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  17. Great shot!I just planted one of this in my garden last week! They are very pretty! I'm thinking of buying some more because I love the way they are short, I can put them in front of my other plants!

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  18. Pretty flower, pretty photo.

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  19. One of my very favorite blooms! I have some blooming now in my garden - this is lovely!

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  20. Echinacea is one of the loveliest of blossoms!

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