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Photo Uploaded: Feb 20 2013 10:18:10 GMT
What I was photographing in the previous photo?
Fiordaliso ovoide (Leuzea conifera) - Compositae family.
Location: Monte Mao Spotorno (SV) Italy.
Comments on this photo:
Feb 20 2013 10:29 GMT
this is a great nature image, is it a member of the artichoke family?
Feb 20 2013 11:02 GMT
It is a wild flower of the Mediterranean flora. The shape is strange and looks like a pine cone or an artichoke but the content is fragile.
This flower blooms in the month of July in arid and stony place (Garrigue) and is protected from collection by a Ligurian law.
Feb 20 2013 11:23 GMT
thanks for the info, the reason I asked was i posted one a while ago that looked very similar and I thought it might be from the same family:
Feb 20 2013 12:46 GMT
Feb 20 2013 12:54 GMT
The flower show on Link is the thistle - Asteraceae family.
Feb 20 2013 15:13 GMT
Beautiful tropical flower..:-))
Feb 20 2013 15:43 GMT
a very nice picture !!
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