Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Wildflower Wednesday--Nodding Wild Onion
Nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum) is a dainty member of the onion family that blooms with icy pink-nearly white clusters of dangling flowers.
These plants were passalongs from Mr. McGregor's Daughter, and they are thriving in part sun. They're mixed with a number of other prairie natives, including rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium), yellow coneflower (Ratbida pinnata), Short's aster (A. shortii), wild hyacinth (Camassia scilloides) and 'Twilite' baptisias. As this is a new border, most of those have finished blooming or are gearing up for next year.
For more wildflowers this Wednesday, see Gail at Clay and Limestone!