Friday, October 28, 2011

wild onion flower

Wild Onion, the smell is pungent. Some people use them in their salads. Grow wild everywhere.

I used to dig up the bulbs of this wild onion weed. It was very difficult to get rid off and the stalk break off easily. They grow and grow profusely.

Then two things happened, I started blogging, and and was attracted to wild flowers. I found these patches very pretty. I went to a farmers' market to take photos for my blog, and found that they sell the stems. They are delicious, assures the seller.

I never looked at the wild onion patch the same way again, and I don't dig them up.
I found myself sniffing in the intense aroma, or should I say, pungent odour, of onion weed (Allium triquetrum). the masses of white, bell-like flowers actually looked very pretty lining the roadside , the masses of white, bell-like flowers actually looked very pretty

It is known also as the three-cornered leek or angled onion, some describe the smell as leek or garlic-like.

The flowers are too little for me to take a macro flower. So a little bunch from a single stalk. Aren't they pretty?

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Kim, USA said...

Looks like I have seen this one. The flower is pretty though. Happy weekend!

Gemma Wiseman said...

These flowers always look wonderful en masse!

Joyful said...

Very nice Ann. I used to find a lot of wild onions as a child.

Joyful said...

Hi Ann, thank you for your visit to my blog. I didn't make pickled onions. I was just a child. They seemed to be growing all over where I lived and I ate them like that now and then.

Maia said...

They are pretty. Its amazing how much we learn by taking photos.

At first I didn't see a thing because your photos are stacked one on top of the other but than I clicked on them and saw each one in the lightroom.

queen of rainbow said...

i've never seen it before, lovely

thanks for dropping by and the comment :)

Marilyn said...

I saw these once a while ago.. Lovely capture.. I am stopping in via Flowers on a Saturday and officially following ya with smiles.. I'm Marilyn via ..Wishing you a lovely weekend.. TY

Lui said...

They do look interesting and I love onions but poisonous for dogs so I'm not planting any ;-(

The JR said...

I've seen tons of these around our place.