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Thursday, June 27, 2013


I mentioned last week that I was having trouble identifying one of the two kinds of pink flowers I saw while out at Esquimalt Lagoon last week. Here is the mystery pink flower. Although I think I have identified it, I could well be mistaken since there are hundreds of species of Allium and the flower pictured above appears to be a little out of its normal geographic location (eastern Washington and Oregon). I believe this is is Allium douglasii, or Douglas' Wild Onion. If not, it must be a close relative - you can check the photos HERE and HERE of virtually identical flowers identified as Douglas' Onion or Douglas Wild Onion.


JoJo said...

It's a very pretty flower. I brought a sequoia with me from California that was in a pot and planted it at my house in WA and it took off like crazy. So some species can still thrive outside their normal zones.

Dean Lewis said...

Wow, funny you should be posting this today. Just yesterday for the first time ever, I saw nearly the same thing in the park in James Bay (Menzies & Michigan streets).
They really caught my eye because each large flower was on the end of a single large stem of three to four feet high.

Stephanie said...

Lovely flower shot!

William Kendall said...

It is lovely!