Monday, April 4, 2011
Allium hyalinum Paper-Flowered Onion
This plant spreads easily and can take over a whole bed. But it seems to be behaving itself in this situation at the UC Botanical Garden, where it is blooming now. It is acting like a sweet little wildflower along a rock edging. The flowers produce lots of nectar and attract bees and butterflies. Sometimes they are pinker than in these pics. And sometimes they are described as "glittery" or "glassy" but they just looked white to me.