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Marsh marigold at high tide

I took this picture a couple of weeks ago on the Tamar, almost at high tide. The river is fresh enough this far inland that freshwater plants like the marsh marigold can thrive, but when the tide comes racing in, there is still a huge difference in water levels. The stripes on the water are the reflections of reeds against the sky.

 

The marsh marigold is one of those amazing wildflowers that makes you kind of wonder why people bother breeding exotic flowers when something like this will come and grow randomly in a ditch (or a river).

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puddleshark
15th May, 2011 18:21 (UTC)
Ooh! I love that spooky, drowned-flower effect.
smirnoffmule
15th May, 2011 19:17 (UTC)
Excellent pic, really atmospheric.
inzilbeth_liz
15th May, 2011 19:40 (UTC)
We have quite a few around here too, and yes, they really are gorgeous!
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