Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Special Exposure Wednesday

This strange flower (?) popped up in my side garden. It grew about 3 feet tall right in the middle of my iris bed. At first, it just looked like a ball (about the size of a gumball) sitting on top of a long skinny stem. Then it started to open up and look like this. We're calling it the alien flower, but if anyone has a clue as to what it really is, please tell me!

4 comments:

Esbee said...

Looks like garlic! It clones itself, by the way. One of the coolest plants out there. We've been growing it for about 6 years. (It's pernnial.)

Trish said...

No idea here - but what an odd looking specimen!

Carl Anderson said...

Looks like chives to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chives

Ashley's Mom said...

Chives would make the most sense. I have a garlic chive plant about 2 feet away where this thing popped up. Really interesting...