Saturday, May 7, 2011

Purple Pom Pom

The actual name of this flower species is allium. I find them very unusual and like them all the more for that very reason! The bloom itself is a giant mass of tiny flowers which form a ball and sit atop a slender, leafless stem.

Onions are also alliums and if you allow them to bloom, you'll get a very similar puff of flowers!

Allium Macro


  1. Those are very pretty! The color is very fresh and beautiful.

  2. First -- this and probably another close relative (the flowers are a bit more spread out and the petals are more pointy... I'll post a pic on my blog and then ask you if they're the same!) are one of my favorite spring flowers!! And I was so hoping someone would know the name of them -- and you do!!! Woo-hoo!! I'm thinking I need to make a trip to the store to purchase some star gazer lilies and some alliums!

    Beautiful shot, of course!! Goes without saying that I love this! hehe!

    btw, I'm going to email you a pic of my kitchen stove... hehe! see if you can figure out what's different about it! lol!

  3. btw, here's the link to the flowers I was asking about:

  4. gorgeous color and neat bloom!! I am such a sucker for allllll flowers!!

  5. Wow, that is a gorgeous flower!


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