Taken 21-Mar-09
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Dimensions4500 x 3027
Original file size39 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken21-Mar-09 10:22
Date modified4-Jan-16 15:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length65 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/500 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Chia flower

Chia flower

Chia (Salvia columbariae) is a small, but complicated looking flower in the Mint Family (Lamiaceae).
It's a spiky, purple plant, with even smaller, bluer trumpet shaped flowers growing between the spikes. Range is limited to the desert Southwest.

Chia grows as an annual plant, and depending on the condition, the stem can grow and flower close to the ground, or up and around shrubs in the foot and one-half range.

Chia seeds are considered nutritious, high in protein, fiber and calcium. Native Americans from Central America, north through California have longstanding cultural ties with the edible plant.