Anybody know what this is called?
Wednesday April 18th 2007, 11:26 am
Filed under: Non-Knitting

This one is courtesy of the squirrels, is my guess. I love the way it’s leaning into the siding, kicking back and taking in the view on a beautiful spring day.

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Spiderwort, I think

Comment by Susan Wallace 04.18.07 @ 1:33 pm

I think that it is an allium.
Which is similar to chives and a member of the onion family. Does it smell onion-y?

Comment by planetKnit 04.18.07 @ 1:34 pm

Lilies of the Nile, I think. They’re planted all over the SF Bay area, I think because they’re drought-resistant.

Comment by Deb 04.18.07 @ 2:07 pm

I think planetknit is right, it seems to be an allium–thank you. I had thought alliums were always purple. I’d only ever seen giant ones blooming as a round ball all flowering at once, rather than unfolding day by day by degrees going upwards the way my little one does, exuberantly throwing its blue arms outward like a little kid running to their mommy to jump up into her arms. But then, I’d never gotten a chance to see one growing in my own yard before. This is a cool little plant, I like it.

We have some Lilies of the Nile, and this is similar, but the flowers are just different enough.

Thank you everybody for the leads, I had a lot of fun looking at flower pictures and plotting future plantings!

Comment by AlisonH 04.18.07 @ 2:19 pm

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