Allium sieheanum 

Different from what I once grew under this name from a collection in Turkey, this plant also 
comes from Turkey. Tiny little bell-shaped flowers, but the long pedicels of the same color magnify
the floral effect.  The growth is slim, wiry, with numerous silvery stems that spray gracefully
outwards, nicely presenting little octopus mop-head blooms.  Photo taken 2nd week of July.

Most alliums have pedicels that are green, so it is fun to find species where the pedicels are
highly colored, enhancing the overall impression of the flower heads.


Photos by Mark McDonough

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