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Purple-loosestrife

Plantae
Eu-dicots (True dicotyledons)
Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Wye bank at Capler Wood.
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This species is trimorphic - the stamens and stigma can each be at three different levels (or lengths) - whichever the stigma is then the stamens adopt the other two positions. Here is a long style / stigma plant. The lower stamens are buried deep in the flower.
Alternate arrangement (medium style)
Alternate arrangement (short style)
28 July 2010
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
 
British Isles status: native
Perennial


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Photographer: J R Crellin

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NIKON D700
28/07/2010 10:43:50
1/100 sec - F/10
Lens: 105mm f/2.8 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 800
Exp. compensation: -1 EV
Depth of field: 0.00 m (0.31 - 0.32)
Light value: 10.3


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