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Kerry Lily

Lili Ceri

Monocots (Monocotyledons)
Family: Asphodel family
Asphodelaceae (was Xanthorrhoeaceae)
Lamb's Head, Kerry
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At about 50 m altitude. The one flower I found open at Lamb's Head.

Rear view showing purple colouring.

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François Bahuaud tells me he has seen this near Bordeaux and it is called "Phalangère à feuilles planes" or "Siméthis à feuilles aplaties" or "Siméthis de Mattiazzi" in France. Visit his site at Excellent pictures of wild flowers in western France.
30 May 2005
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles
Ireland or CI only

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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30/05/2005 13:46:58
1/200 sec - F/20
Lens: 60mm f/2.8 D
Sensitivity: ISO 320
Exp. compensation: -0.7 EV
Light value: 14.6

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