Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pink-Flowered Onion: tiny prairie stars

Clusters of pink stars crowd the tops of Pink-flowered onions, a prairie wildflower that looks like a bouquet of miniature lilies. 

This native Saskatchewan plant grows on dry prairie meadows and hillsides — and in wildflower gardens, where I took these photographs. It's closely related to the Nodding Onion (and yes, I know  one of these flowers does show a bit of that characteristic crooked neck at the top of the stem). 

Pink stars of Allium stellatum   © SB
A flower head with slight bend to the stem   © SB 

Upright bouquets of tiny lilies: Pink-flowered onion  © SB 

Prairie Wildflower: Pink-flowered onion (Allium stellatum)
Location: Native Plant Garden, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo Date: July 18 and 19, 2012.  


No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...