Friday, September 18, 2009

Pincushion Flower in Norfolk, CT

I was driving through the very beautiful town of Norfolk, Connecticut recently and saw this interesting flower near the Library. Doesn't it look like a pincusion? I have no idea what it's called. I had to get down on my elbows to get this shot, but it was worth it. You can't be shy when you're the reporter for the Selvage Blog!

See the bee on the left? I just discovered it!
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7 comments:

Karin said...

It's an Allium. Aren't they pretty? I have a lot of those in my garden, I love them. Beautiful photo!

dee said...

Yes! Allium-cousin of the garlic. We have them all over in a lovely lavender shade. Some have giant heads like the size of a baseball. Around here they have already come and gone. I'm on Long Island so it's curious why yours are like that now. Maybe they were planted too early here???
Lovely plants.

SpinningStar said...

Yup, it's a member of the Allium family.

All I could think about when I saw that flower was all those seeds about ready to pop out and spread. I have garlic chives all over my back yard since I thought the flowers were so pretty and I did not cut them down before the seeds matured.
Liz

Selvage Quilter said...

Liz, does your yard smell like garlic when you mow the grass?

swissquilter said...

I love this pincushion flower picture.
Edith

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful photo!! Yes, allium! I have one in blue.

Selvage Quilter said...

I think I might have recognized it as allium if it had it's purple flowers, but in this bald state it looked unfamiliar. (Except as a pincushion!)
Karen