The 10 prettiest flower of the genus Allium.
Onions and garlic are two of the basic and most important spices consume by humans worldwide. The city where I am presently residing is tagged as “The Onion Capital of the Philippines”. In connection to this, our city conducts an annual festival called the “Tanduyong Festival”.
Some varieties of onion and garlic are cultivated for commercial purposes, others just grow in the wild and some are grown as ornamental plants. When we buy onions or garlic in the market or in grocery stores, we only see them (usually) on their harvested/dried forms, ready for consumption. But have you ever seen an onion or garlic on a pot, in the wilderness or while they are still on the farm?
When we chop onions, they usually makes us cry, now, feast your eyes with some of their most gorgeous and beautiful flowers. Most of these flowers are from wild varieties and some of them are from ornamentals.
Here are the 10 most captivating garlic and onion flowers.
Redskin Onion (Allium haematochiton)
Allium haematochiton is a species of wild onion known by the common name redskin onion. It is native to northern Baja California and southern California where it grows on the slopes of the coastal hills. It has a small rhizome associated with clusters of red-skinned bulbs. From these grow several naked green stems, each with a few withering, curling leaves. Atop each stem is an inflorescence of several flowers, each on a short pedicel.
Giant Onion (Allium giganteum)
This beautiful flower that is about to bloom belongs to Giant Onion, a perennial plant. This plant is an edible bulb, and it is used as a medicinal and ornamental plant.
This unique flower that looks like a ball is the full-blown flower of Giant Onion.
Rawhide Hill Onion (Allium tuolumnense)