Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring in the Sacramento Valley - Scilla Peruviana

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I took this before sunrise in my friend Erika's Sacramento Valley garden last week.  I'm pretty sure it's a variety of Agapanthus, but I'm going to have to rely on some of you more knowledgeable gardeners out there to help me out.  It looks for all the world like Agapanthus africanus 'Dwarf Lily of the Nile', except for the prevalent stamens and the cone-like nature of the still-closed buds in the middle of the umbell.  I'll bet Makiko will know. ^^

Ed. note:  Makiko did know - The correct name for this flower is Scilla Peruviana.  Thanks Makiko!

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Anonymous said...

Lovely flower. I love the name agapanthus. ;-)


Noelle said...

It is beautiful. It looks like a agapanthus. I can't wait to see if someone knows what kind it is :-)

EG Wow said...

It does look like an Agapanthus. I wish I could grow them here!

HARE said...

Yes, Christine.
I have this refreshing flower "Scilla peruviana" too. ^^

Christine said...

If this had been a contest, Makiko would have won the prize! :))

Thanks for all your comments.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wow, what a great flower. I hadn't seen that before. Thanks.

Christine said...

Erika's specimen is very beautiful, Digital. I don't see these plants often at all.