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Not quite sure, because the flowers have just started to open up, but I think they may be some Blueweed, also known as Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare). Captured between two light showers, just as the soft evening light broke through and emphasised the vivid colours.



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Lotus105 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018
So vivid. What is a weed really ...I've always loved the flowers on this plant. You have taken a lovelyshot of them in the soft evening light. Very nice and beautiful.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
Thank you so much for a wonderful comment :)
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Lotus105 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
You are most welcome. :)
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a lovely capture! :camera: :rose: Cheers, Coco
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Thank you very much :rose:
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome! :tighthug:
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shilaktit Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017
Elegant composition. Beautiful! 
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017
Thank you very much :)
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
You're right on the species.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
Thank you :)
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017
:TipOfTheHat: 
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, Viper's Bugloss, a member of the Borage Family.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
Thanks, Will. I use to see them near the sea, sometimes growing directly in the sand dunes, but this is the first time they have shown up in my backyard. I quite like the bright colours :)
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
What you saw on the dunes was more than likely Purple Viper's Bugloss, it likes dry sandy places, especially dune systems.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
I actually brought one home back in 2008 and took this shot: 

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I found it creeping just above the sand like a snake. Also notice the very long stamens.
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Looking at it again, it's not the Purple, as it has only two stamens protruding.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
I think you're right, Will. Thanks for the help :thumbsup:
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Earth-Hart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Had a chat to a botanical friend, and she told me that Denmark is too far north for Purple Viper's Bugloss. She works at Kew.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
Interesting. Wikipedia says it's native to western and southern Europe (from southern England south to Iberia and east to the Crimea), northern Africa, and southwestern Asia (east to Georgia). So she's absolutely right :)
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