When completely developed, the flower of the Lomelosia has a curious shape, similar to a small chinese lantern. Lomelosia is a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) It prefers limestone soils, gypsum and loamy with a certain level of nitrogen. It also appears on the edges of rural roads where the conditions are necessary for its growth.
Spotted at the edge of a sand path in a pine tree and evergreen oak forest. Dehesa de Valdelatas
Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_2392, 2388
Lat: 40.54, Long: -3.69
Spotted on Jun 28, 2018
Submitted on Oct 26, 2018
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