Monday, February 11, 2013

Nodding Onions: Fragile White Stars

Nodding Onions — wild flowers so small that when I first walked over these native plants, I completely missed them, and even when I came back and crouched beside this Nodding Onion, wasn't sure what I was seeing.

As delicate as Pink-flowered Onions, but far more pale, these nearly white Nodding Onions nestle almost invisibly in the mid-summer grass of a high Cypress Hills pasture.

Nodding Onion flower cluster: Photo  © SB; all rights reserved.
Nodding Onion flower cluster  © SB

Prairie Wildflower: Nodding Onion (Allium cernuum)
Location: Cypress Hills Inter-provincial Park (Alberta and Saskatchewan), Canada.
Photo Date: July 30, 2012.  


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