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Lomelosia stellata Lomelosia stellata is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family known by the common name starflower pincushions. It is native to southwestern Europe and North Africa, and it is known widely as an ornamental plant. The inflorescence is a dense spherical cluster of flowers that yield showy fruits with fan-like funnel-shaped papery bracts. Europe,Flora,Geotagged,Macro,Portugal,Scabiosa stellata,Summer,flower,summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Lomelosia stellata

Lomelosia stellata is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family known by the common name starflower pincushions. It is native to southwestern Europe and North Africa, and it is known widely as an ornamental plant. The inflorescence is a dense spherical cluster of flowers that yield showy fruits with fan-like funnel-shaped papery bracts.

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  1. Oh this is enchanting to one such as myself with a passion for both botany and art - not only your wonderful image but the detail and form here. Just when I think my knowledge of plants is fair - along comes another one to wow me! Posted 3 months ago
    1. It's so rewarding to see such feedback ^_^
      I'm so glad you like it Ruth, thank you for your kind words :-)
      Posted 3 months ago
  2. Stunning!

    Note: Lomelosia stellata is the newly accepted scientific name (instead of Scabiosa stellata), so changed that in your title.
    Posted 3 months ago
    1. I appreciate the correction Ferdy, we must strive for accuracy ;-) Posted 3 months ago
  3. Such depth Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you for the feedback Niel, it's always motivating ;-) Posted 3 months ago
  4. Spectacular! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you so much Lisa ^_^ Posted 2 months ago

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''Lomelosia stellata'' is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family known by the common name starflower pincushions. It is native to southwestern Europe and North Africa, and it is known widely as an ornamental plant. The inflorescence is a dense spherical cluster of flowers that yield showy fruits with fan-like funnel-shaped papery bracts.

Similar species: Dipsacales
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Uploaded Aug 22, 2021. Captured Jul 23, 2021 08:16 in R. Dr. Evaristo Sousa Gago 2, 8150-107 São Brás de Alportel, Portugal.
  • X-T20
  • f/1.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm