Saturday

A. Giganteum Bigger than Mailbox!







This Allium is now taller than my white mailbox. Slowly it crept to this height, like a spacewardly climbing orb. Then, weighed down by a giant purple head, it began to list rightwards on it's hard stalk. An "out of space" feel to it. Playing ELO's "Starlight" in my head while I go get the mail.
Wiki: "Allium is the onion genus, with about 1250 species, making it one of the largest plant genera in the world. They are perennial bulbous plants that produce chemical compounds (mostly cystein sulfoxide) that give them a characteristic onion or garlic taste and odor, and many are used as food plants. Allium is classified in family Alliaceae although some classifications have included it in the lily family (Liliaceae)."
Notice indeed that it has a multiflowered blossom, just like those of the lily tree in my prior post. Well, they are part of the same family! And you thought you'd not learn a thing all summer vacation.

2 comments:

siva // ശിവ said...

It is really interesting one....

coolkayaker1 said...

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