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Allium subhirsutum

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 25 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: "Wild flowers of Crete"

Allium subhirsutum (Hairy garlic) is a lovely Mediterranean species with a scattering of broad, more or less prostrate, shiny green leaves - present during flowering. These have slightly hairy edges and this is the 'hirsute' of the name.

In early summer expect a 20-25cm stem bearing an open raceme of individually quite large, pristine white flowers with broad petals. In sun these are scented of honey.

Image: Grigoria (Crete) - 10/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Very nice.

25 Mar 2011 9:19am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Heel mooi

25 Mar 2011 9:57am

KimHe from Singapore, Singapore

Really nice focus and use of DOF!

25 Mar 2011 1:46pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa


25 Mar 2011 4:03pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm