Botanical Curiosity

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This 'Everlasting Onion' has been growing on our kitchen windowsill for around 30 yrs. It took 15 yrs before it bloomed and it now throws up a flower stem like this every year (as well as shedding hundreds of bulblets through the skin as seen lower right). The flowers are tiny daisy like onions flowers but they grow in a line spread over the last 50cm of the stem which eventually reaches around 1m long. The whole process lasts around 3 months ! This shot was taken about 3 days after the stem appeared and 10 days later the stem is now around 30cm long.

We have no idea what it is - does ANYONE know ?
30/09/2013 - 22:30PeterKR
CategoryFlowers & plants
Shutter Speed1/80
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 30/09/2013 - 22:53
Peter, I don't know what onion that is, but for a 30 year old plant, it looks to be in wonderful condition!

You're doing something right.

Signed, The Black Thumb.
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