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As we were driving down the road one afternoon, along the side of the road was this one single plant. I had to look it up to find out what it was. I had never seen one of these flowers before. This flower is an Allium. It is part of the onion, leek, and garlic plants. Depending on the soil they are growing in, people have been known to cook with them and can be quite flavorful. Although, it is toxic to cats and dogs.
According to wikpidea, "Some Allium species are used as border plants for their ornamental flowers. Several hybrids have been bred, or selected, with rich purple flowers. A. hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' is one of the most popular and has been given an Award of Garden Merit. These ornamental onions produce spherical umbels on single stalks in spring and summer, in a wide variety of sizes and colours, ranging from white (Allium 'Mont Blanc'), blue (A. caeruleum), to yellow (A. flavum) and purple (A. giganteum)." The hybrid cultivars 'Beau Regard', 'Gladiator', and 'Globemaster' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
August 26th, 2015
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