Sunday, 23 February 2014

Know your onions

Photo: Simon Harding
 
Crow Garlic is the commonest member of the onion genus in the wild.  A whole lot of them are colonising the woodland near the pylon at Filnore. 

Photo: Simon Harding
 
The leaves are like chives but the flowers in May and June are less spectacular.  Sometimes they just produce little bulbils instead on the top of the flower stalk.
 
Photo: wikipedia

These bulbils or little bulbs can lie dormant in the soil for a long time and then become new Crow Garlic plants.
 



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