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Arkansas Blue Star

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 28 July 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Named for the blue star-shaped flowers in spring, the delicate, willow-like foliage looks good all summer, turns a beautiful golden-yellow in fall, and can stand through most of the winter, adding interest especially when mixed with grasses and other attractive seedheads. It grows to almost 3 feet tall and wide.

Captured at the Morton Arboretum on July 19, 2014.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle luminosité. Excellent. )

28 Jul 2015 5:52am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Beautiful and very interesting.

28 Jul 2015 6:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an impressive abstract this creates . .

28 Jul 2015 7:42am

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

An interesting trip through colors !

28 Jul 2015 7:45am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium


28 Jul 2015 9:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely, has a miniature forest feel to it

28 Jul 2015 9:23am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautifully captured !

28 Jul 2015 11:13am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

At first glance I thought it was asparagus fern. I am guessing that the flowers are very small? It's quite decorative... and pretty! Very nice!

28 Jul 2015 12:04pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Very striking image with these colours and textures.

28 Jul 2015 12:25pm

Don - Slackwater from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this plant. I like the description. I learned something interesting today!

28 Jul 2015 2:26pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing . Beautiful green .

28 Jul 2015 3:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful bright color - love the shapes and textures

28 Jul 2015 4:49pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland


28 Jul 2015 6:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A unique and beautiful plant. Love that color.

28 Jul 2015 8:29pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

The color and shapes are just wonderful and I like how you filled the frame with this beautiful plant ...

28 Jul 2015 10:36pm

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Gorgeous detail, texture, and color.

29 Jul 2015 12:50am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I just love the color. What a gorgeous plant! A beautiful image!

29 Jul 2015 2:01am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel tableau vert quel rendu fin splendide vue.

29 Jul 2015 3:14am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A beautiful shot of that lovely vegetation.

29 Jul 2015 5:04am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting exercise with textures.

29 Jul 2015 6:25am

L'angevine from Angers, France


29 Jul 2015 8:08am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Nice color and detail.

30 Jul 2015 12:36am