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Spring flowers
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Copyright: Jacqueline Schnepp (Noisette) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 4 N: 2351] (7821)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, 55-200mm f/4-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom N
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-07 16:07
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Points: 58
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Hello Friends
spring is back ! i have found this flower all at the same day during the same walk, all of them are very common species but i like them

1 Viola odorata

Viola odorata is a species of the genus Viola native to Europe and Asia, but has also been introduced to North America and Australasia. It is commonly known as Sweet Violet, English Violet, Common Violet, or Garden Violet. The herb is known as Banafsa, Banafsha or Banaksa in India, where it is commonly used as remedy to cure sore throat and tonsilitis. The sweet, unmistakable scent of this flower has proved popular throughout the generations, particularly in the late Victorian period, and has consequently been used in the production of many cosmetic fragrances and perfumes. The French are also known for their violet syrup, most commonly made from an extract of violets. In the United States, this French violet syrup is used to make violet scones and marshmallows.

2 Ranunculus ficaria

Lesser celandine, (Ranunculus ficaria, syn. Ficaria grandiflora Robert Ficaria verna Huds.) is a low-growing, hairless perennial plant, with fleshy dark green, heart-shaped leaves. The plant is found throughout Europe and west Asia and is now introduced in North America. It prefers bare, damp ground and in the UK it is often a persistent garden weed.The flowers are yellow, turning white as they age.
Ranunculus ficaria exists in both diploid (2n=16) and tetraploid (2n=32) forms which are very similar in appearance. However, the tetraploid type prefer more shady locations and frequently develops bulbils at the base of the stalk. These two variants are sometimes referred to as distinct sub-species,R. ficaria ficaria and R. ficaria bulbifer respectively.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, celandine comes from the Latin chelidonia, meaning swallow: it was said that the flowers bloomed when the swallows returned and faded when they left.[1] The name Ranunculus is Late Latin for "little frog," from rana "frog" and a diminutive ending. This probably refers to many species being found near water, like frogs.

3 Anemone nemorosa

Anemone nemorosa is an early-spring flowering plant in the genus Anemone in the family Ranunculaceae. Common names include wood anemone, windflower, thimbleweed and smell fox, an allusion to the musky smell of the leaves. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, growing in early spring from 5 to 15 cm tall.

Growth : The plants start blooming soon after the foliage emerges from the ground. The leaves are divided into three segments and the flowers, produced on short stems, are held above the foliage with one flower per stem. They grow from underground root-like stems called rhizomes and the foliage dies back down by mid summer (summer dormant). The rhizomes spread just below the soil surface, forming long spreading clumps that grow quickly, contributing to its rapid spread in woodland conditions, where they often carpet large areas.
The flower is 2 cm diameter, with six or seven petal-like segments (actually tepals) with many stamens. In the wild the flowers are usually white, but may be pinkish, lilac, blue or yellow and often have a darker tint to the back of the 'petals'. The flowers lack both fragrance and nectar and it has been suggested by some authors that they are primarily self-pollinated, but it has also been demonstrated that they are pollinated by bees and other insects that visit the flowers to collect pollen

4 Bellis perennis

Bellis perennis is a common European species of Daisy, often considered the archetypal species of that name. Many related plants also share the name "Daisy", so to distinguish this species from other daisies it is sometimes qualified as Common Daisy, Lawn Daisy or occasionally English daisy. It is native to western, central and northern Europe. The species is widely naturalised in North America,[1] and also in South America
Growth : It is a herbaceous plant with short creeping rhizomes and small rounded or spoon-shaped evergreen leaves 2–5 cm long, which grow close to ground. The flowerheads are 2–3 cm in diameter, with white ray florets (often tipped red) and yellow disc florets. Although many people think that the flower had a yellow centre with white petals this is not the case. Each individual "petal" is itself an individual flower. In the centre there are many tiny yellow flowers also. The different colours and styles of flower work together in order to attract insects. This type of flower is known as a composite flower. They are produced on leafless stems 2–10 cm (rarely 15 cm) tall. The lawn daisy is a dicot.

5 Primula veris

Primula veris (Cowslip; syn. Primula officinalis Hill) is a flowering plant in the genus Primula. The species is found throughout most of temperate Europe and Asia, and although absent from more northerly areas including much of northwest Scotland, it reappears in northernmost Sutherland and Orkney.
The common name "cowslip" derives from the Old English cūslyppe meaning "cow dung", probably because the plant was often found growing amongst the manure in cow pastures.

6 Tussilago farfara

Tussilago farfara, commonly known as Coltsfoot, is a plant in the family Asteraceae.
It has been used medicinally as a cough suppressant. The name "tussilago" itself means "cough suppressant." The plant has been used historically to treat lung ailments such as asthma as well as various coughs by way of smoking. Crushed flowers supposedly cured skin conditions, and the plant has been consumed as a food product.
The discovery of toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids in the plant has resulted in liver health concerns.
Coltsfoot is a perennial herbaceous plant that spreads by seeds and rhizomes. Tussilago is often found in colonies of dozens of plants. The flowers, which superficially resemble dandelions, appear in early spring before dandelions appear. The leaves, which resemble a colt's foot in cross section, do not appear usually until after the seeds are set. Thus, the flowers appear on stems with no apparent leaves, and the later appearing leaves then wither and die during the season without seeming to set flowers. The plant is typically between 10 - 30 cm in height.

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Lovely flower collection!

nice springy combination, tFS Ori

Hallo Jacqueline,
très beau collage, il nous donne un souffle de printemps avec ces belles fleurs,
toutes les images sont bien composées.
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-08 1:22]

Hello Jaqueline.
Wonderful collage of flowers.A lovely selection.I liked the dof, colours & composition in all the images.Best regards Siggi

Hellow Jacqueline,
An interesting and clever presentation of these wild flowers with their ID.Nice work Jacqueline.

Hello Jacqueline
Lovely colage withe these spring flowers, even if there are the most common ones. And of course, impressive notes on each species. I look forward for more flower-pictures from your region!

Ciao Jaqueline. An interesting collage in good quality today. Well done.


Ciao Jacqueline, great collage of lovely flowers, elegant presentation, in each photo wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, brava, ciao Silvio

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-08 6:29]

Very good collage of lovely spring flowers, very colorful. tfs.

Hello Jacqueline, great collage of spring flowers, a very good omen for the coming season. All the best, Paul

Quelle belle idee' ma chere! Une composition tres riche et avec des images parfaites,tout le jus du primtemps dedans! Et combien de travail...vraiment magnifique! Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hi Jacqeline,
thanks for this beautiful and interesting mix of spring flowers. Great colours, very good sharpness.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Jacqueline
Interesting presentation with good composition and wonderful colours

Bonjour Jacqueline

Excellent photomontage de ces jolies fleurs sauvages,
belle composition pour chacune des photos,
parmi ces photos ma préférence va pour Bellis perennis, TFS


Hello Jacqueline,
This is such a beautiful arrangement, I love it, wonderful work!
Thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend,

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Félicitations pour une composition étonnante, une carte postale belle. Excellent lenote ci-joint.
Merci pour le partage.
bonjour Vanni

Nice collage show-casing the beauties of spring, Jaqueline.
Each delicate flower has its unique charm in the form of shapes and colours. A great job!
Thanks and regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-09 4:00]

Bonjour Jacqueline,
Une bonne idée d'avoir réuni toutes ces petites beautés du printemps sur une image. Merci ausi de nous donner le nom des fleurs. Nous avons les mêmes ici, géographiquement nous ne sommes pas très éloignées :-)
Un "assemblage" très réussi!
Bonne fin de semaine

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-04-09 7:35]

Hola Jacqueline.
Nice coleccion of wild flowers You have hare. All of them very well framend and excellent light, and sharp.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-04-10 5:46]

Bonjour Jacqueline
Spring flowers, beautiful collage!
Excellent presentation of the Spring flowers... nice colours and very good composition.
Have a good Sunday,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-04-10 19:41]

Hello Jacqueline,
What an attractive collage you have posted. Each photo is a work of art in itself. I am so ready for spring to come to Ohio, and your photo makes me all the more excited for it's return. Great work!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-12 5:54]

Hello Jacqueline,
A very nice collage of spring flowers, well arranged.
Each image is of top quality and well composed.
Only Primula veris has not yet come in flower in Sweden!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-16 2:42]

Hello Jacqueline,
really a pleasant and wonderful collection of beautiful flowers.
Exciting view indeed.
Well composed and congratulations!


Hi Jacqueline you have spring,real spring says I as I sit and pout,lol!I like this time of year when all the plants are growing up out of the earth and that is because of the colours of the flowers,the smell of new green and the feel of mild warm wind on my face.The small photos all look good and the colours are true with none appearing out of focus or over exposed.I have a tip for photoing flowers and that is the use of spot metering.Spot metering can give you some incredible looking flower shots and if you haven't tried it for flower photos,give it a try and you'll see all subtle colours in most flowers especially any that are white and maybe tinged with other colours.I like your spring time flowers as they look much more friendly than my springtime icicles,thanks you for giving us this view,now if spring would just get here where I live.


Buena observadora y una interesante selección de las
primeras flores de la temporada. Original presentación.
Saludos Jacqueline: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Jacqueline,
Very nice compilation of these fine flower images,
Congratulations and you have a wonderful Weekend,
Kind Regards,


Bonjour Jacqueline,
Wonderful collage compiled with care and attention. Color-wise I miss a red flower from it. :) Although it's quite uneasy to find in this period of the year.
Great job, useful note. Tfs, and have a nice weekend. Friendly regards, László

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-06-01 19:35]

Hi Jacqueline.
I have missed this charming collage. It is simply amazing (first of all I mean its wonderful structure. You have selected pictured for it superbly. Every shot is nice but all together they looks like true masterpiece. Great presentation of the lovely spring flowers. Bravo.

Hello Jaqueline,
beautiful spring flower collection with beautiful colours and collocation. Thanks for the intersting notes. Really a very nice presentation.
Best wishes,

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