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King Tut Ornamental Grass

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 September 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

King Tut is a member of the same papyrus family of plants from which the ancient Egyptians made paper. Some papyrus plants grow up to 15 feet tall, but the King Tut cultivar is a dwarf variety that reaches 4 or 5 feet in height. Large pendulous heads with medium-green leafy rays adorn the sturdy stems, and green-brown flower clusters appear during the summer. Eventually, the flowers produce nut-like fruits.

Photo captured August 24, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 58 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A wonderful celebration of living green. Nothing 'medium' here !

3 Sep 2013 7:01am

Graciel.la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Mmmmm. Green, very green.
Happy ST !

3 Sep 2013 7:17am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tut Tut Steven, wonderful lustrous greens but nowhere near silly enough for a Tuesday :-)

3 Sep 2013 8:13am

@Curly: Today is like a Monday to me with yesterday being a US holiday. :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very interesting and beautiful grass. Super image.

3 Sep 2013 2:33pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Légère et belle.)

3 Sep 2013 6:28pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful frame, focus, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !

3 Sep 2013 7:03pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Green fireworks. Lovely

3 Sep 2013 7:29pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The tight framing on this web of green grasses has created a splendid visual effect. Very fine work.

3 Sep 2013 8:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very attractive ornamental grass with beautiful light!

3 Sep 2013 8:20pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really stunning greens, lovely shot

3 Sep 2013 9:27pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Instant thought was "Fireworks" - lovely

3 Sep 2013 10:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

thanks for the commentary. i like the flowers

3 Sep 2013 11:26pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

They make a beautiful graphic effect ... Great shot, the greens and light are gorgeous !!!

4 Sep 2013 12:11am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

As soon as I seen this picture I was sure it evoked Egypt to me. Jaye Davidson played the "god" Ra in the original Stargate film. He was famous for his role in the film The Crying Game, and Stargate was his second film. It is notable that he was supposedly paid 1 million dollars for the role of Ra.

4 Sep 2013 12:19am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color. I love all the shades of green. What an interesting plant. Beautiful image!

4 Sep 2013 12:47am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Very interesting plant, nicely portrayed. The white pole and bluish panel in the top left distract a bit.

4 Sep 2013 2:40am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

An explosion of grass.

4 Sep 2013 4:11am

L'angevine from Angers, France

d'intéressantes couleurs

4 Sep 2013 7:14am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful scene, nicely composed with so many lines coming from a single point. Lovely colors! I like a lot your explanation about this plant.

4 Sep 2013 5:29pm

franz from Baden, Austria

lovely green universe here, steven ... i used to have a papyrus plant - in a pot, of course - but still it didn't survive! guess i'll have to resort to store-bought paper ... ;-)

6 Sep 2013 5:00pm