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Gooseneck Loosestrife

The plant's common name refers to the curiously curved spikes of white flowers that appear in mid-to late summer. The botanical name of the plant is Lysimachia clethroides. The origin of the name is from the Greek meaning "ending strife". Named after King Lysimachos of Thrace (360-281 B. C.) who is said to have calmed a bull with a piece of loosestrife. *** The photo was taken on August 15, 2009 at Clare College Fellows Garden, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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gerry logan 31 Jul 2010

What an interesting story and such an unusual floral nice capture of its beauty

v blair 31 Jul 2010

These are so pretty!

Brenda Loveless 30 Jul 2010

very interesting and nice photo!

Maria Anna Machado 30 Jul 2010

marvelous...

Beatrix Jahn 30 Jul 2010

Really pretty! A wonderful shot of nature, with all it's different colors and shapes. They do resemble the heads of the avaz! :-))) Shabbat Shalom, Lili! xoxox