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Allium canadense var. hyacinthoides

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Allium canadense var. hyacinthoides Flowers 1969

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A couple of times in these pages I’ve showed you pictures of the wild onion that botanists classify as Allium canadense. It so happens that both of those specimens were of the canadense variety. Now for the first time here’s a look at the other variety that occurs in Texas, Allium canadense var. hyacinthoides, meaning ‘looking like a hyacinth.’ Notice (especially if you click to enlarge) the tiny insect on the leftmost of the three floral “fireworks.”

Like the other pictures over the last week, this one is from an April 27th field trip to Bastrop State Park led by botanist Bill Carr.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 16, 2014 at 5:54 AM

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