Tuesday, 20 September 2011

mystery "snowflake" solved

So in my last post I was wondering what was going on with my snowflakes: one of them was looking a bit different.  Now I know why - it's not a snowflake of any sort.  It's an allium, a member of the onion family.  And although it's rather cute, its also a very rampant weed in Australia.  Now that I know what to look for, I see them a lot, mostly on road sides and rail embankments but also in people's gardens.
So I enjoyed the look of the pretty flowers one last time before pulling the whole plant out and throwing it in the bin!  Sorry little allium.