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Mark Billiau.


World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (182) : Pasque Flower

This plant with its striking purple springflowers is native to western, central and southern Europe.
In Belgium however it’s a very rare species but I found them growing in the ‘Wolfsbush’ at Montenau.

The plant is highly toxic, in particular for dogs !

Dutch name : Wildemanskruid
German name : Kuhschelle
Latin name : Pulsatilla vulgaris

Comments 40

  • Irina Born 03/02/2013 12:17

    Die Kuhschelle ist eine der wunderschönen Pflanzen, die in jedem Wuchsstadium eine fotografische Augenweide ist und immer wieder ein herrliches Motiv.
    lg irina
  • Canan Oner 04/15/2012 17:35

    Loved the combination of striking purple & yellow..
    Stunning details and lovely presentation as usual..
    Cheers,
    Canan
  • Douglas Locke 04/15/2012 10:01

    super Szene, tolle Schärfe, klasse diese Farben
    LG
    Douglas
  • Angelika El. 04/13/2012 20:36


    Wundervolle, große Blüten zeigst Du hier! Herrlich, der Flaum an den Stielen und es hat noch so viele Knospen, so dass die Pracht noch einige Zeit anhalten wird!!!! Ganz fein, Deine Aufnahme!

    LG!
    Angelika

  • K.-H.Schulz 04/12/2012 18:55

    Eine sehr gelungene Macromäßig sehr gute Aufnahme.
    LG:karl-heinz
  • Markus 4 04/12/2012 18:38

    P E R F E C T

    cheers
    Markus
  • Jenipher Baker 04/12/2012 13:27

    Hi Mark,
    beautiful light, colours and details . looks really good :-)
    cheers Jeni
  • Jacques BURY 04/12/2012 12:04

    *****
  • Irbenika 04/12/2012 11:39

    Fantastically beautiful flowers and photo is perfect!!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to get acquainted with this unique plant!

    Ira
  • J o s e f 04/12/2012 9:50

    good captured!
    very, very good!
    josef
  • qRudi 04/11/2012 23:26

    Deze foto is zo prachtig en haarscherp.
    Wonderful. Gewoon super.
  • Wolfgang Rothenbücher 04/11/2012 22:56

    Meine Lieblingsblume im allerfeinsten Licht.
    Wunderbar...
    VG
    Wolfgang
  • adriano j faria 04/11/2012 20:36

    Beautiful and very sharp macro!!!

    very well composed to.

    all the best...........Adri
  • Bernhard Kuhlmann 04/11/2012 20:23

    Klasse Präsentation der Küchenschelle !
    Daumen hoch.
    Gruß bernd
  • Alfred Schultz 04/11/2012 20:14

    As always: Just perfect!
    I think the German name for this
    lovely flower should be changed
    into "Billiau" (Mark my words)
    Cheers - A.