Strange Flowers and Plants

Strange or weird flowers and plants.


 

Allium

Allium is a genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants that includes the cultivated onion, garlic, scallion, shallot and leek as well as chives and hundreds of other wild species.
The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic, and Linnaeus first described the genus Allium in 1753. Some sources refer to Greek αλεω (aleo, to avoid) by reason of the smell of garlic. The cooking and consumption of parts of the plants is due to the large variety of flavours and textures of the species. Various Allium have been cultivated from the earliest times and about a dozen species are economically important as crops, or garden vegetables, and an increasing number of species are important as ornamental plants. The inclusion of a species to the genus Allium is taxonomically difficult and species boundaries are unclear. Estimates of the number of species have been as low as 260, and as high as 979. Most authorities accept about 750 species. The type species for the genus is Allium sativum. (Wikipedia)

Alluim Giganteum

Alluim Giganteum - Giant purple puffballs

Alluim Giganteum - Giant purple puffballs at the Kyoto Botanical Garden

Cultivated Alliums

Cultivated Alliums

Cultivated Alliums at the BBC Gardeners' World show, National Exhibition Centre, near Birmingham, England.

 

Allium cristophii

Allium cristophii

Allium cristophii

Allium rothii

Allium rothii Zucc

Allium rothii Zucc Arad, Israel, March 26, 2012.

 

Allium

Allium caeruleum   Allium caeruleum   Blooms of Allium crispum

Left: Allium caeruleum Blue Flower Head.
Middle: Allium caeruleum
Right: Blooms of Allium crispum — Crinkled onion.

Allium

Allium flavum   Allium karataviense   Allium fistulosum

Left: Allium flavum
Middle: Allium karataviense
Right: Allium fistulosum at Shinsaku Takatsu Kawasaki Kanagawa, Japan. Flowers called "Negi-bozu" in Japanese, it means that has a close-cropped head.

 

Allium

Allium Giganteum Purple   Allium

Left: Allium Giganteum Purple     Right: Allium

Allium

Allium   Allium

Left: Allium     Right: Allium

 

Allium

Allium   Allium

Left: Allium The Arc and its surroundings, near Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)
Right: Allium in Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland)

Alliums

Allium   Alliums   Alliums

Left: Unidentified plant in Minsk, likely Allium
Middle: Allium Flowers in SE Portland, Oregon in 2012
Right: Allium Flowers in SE Portland, Oregon in 2012

 

Allium

Alliums in bloom   Allium, Purple flowers

Left: Alliums in bloom
Right: Allium Purple flowers

Alliums

Allium   Alliums   Allium sphaerocephalon

Left: Unidentified plant, likely Allium
Middle: Unidentified plant, likely Allium in a Summer Garden
Right: Allium sphaerocephalon, Alliaceae Round-headed Leek, Round-headed Garlic, Ball-head Onion, inflorescence; Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

 

White Eggplants

There are many varieties of eggplants. The different varieties are classified by their different size, shape, and color. Most of them are typically purple in color, but the color of some varieties can vary from white, yellow, orange, green, lavender, purple, reddish-purple and dark purple.
As compared to the more common purple, white eggplants tend to be smaller and more firmly textured. They are considered to be denser, creamier, milder, less acidic and less bitter, and to have more seeds. The skin of a white eggplant is tougher than purple eggplant which needs to be peeled off before cooking. However, this also makes is better suited for baking, steaming or frying as they hold their shape better. The flesh of the white eggplants is white. (www.differencebetween.info)

Raja eggplants have a round to egg-like shape topped with a bright green stem and calyx. Easily recognized by their very pale, white skin and size, the Raja eggplant is roughly three inches in diameter. The inner flesh is a creamy white in color and has a very tender texture, much more so than that of traditional eggplant. Raja eggplants offer a mild earthy, sweet and nutty flavor with little to no bitterness.
Raja eggplants are a petite Indian variety eggplant. New to the commercial growing market in 2014, this variety of Solanum melongena is a hearty and productive cousin of the more common Purple eggplant variety. Eggplants including the Raja are members of the Solanaceae family, which includes a several important agricultural crops, including the potato, pepper and tomato. (www.specialtyproduce.com)

White Eggplants

White Eggplants   A white eggplant, comparing shape and size to two real chicken eggs

White Eggplants       White eggplants

 

White Eggplants

White Eggplants  

White Eggplants