Mystery Flora: Purple Melange Majesty

One of these days, I’ll find another flower like the Mount Hood Pussypaws that stumps everybody until a rousing victory at the end. I doubt this will be that flower. But it’s quite lovely, and I’d like to know what it is, so here we are.

Mystery Flower 1

These were growing out of the grass atop Rosario Head. I can’t tell you much more about them, except they were in full, vigorous bloom at the end of July.

Mystery Flower 2

They were a bit shy, peeking out from amidst other flora. Here, they provide a bit of background color for a nice bloom of what I believe is Queen Anne’s Lace, if I remember rightly:*

Mystery Flower 3, with Yarrow

One thing among many I adore about the Pacific Northwest: flowers everywhere, from early spring until nearly winter. You just don’t get this kind of abundance in Arizona. Even after the novelty of rain and green growing things wears off, you’re still delighted to discover blooms peeking out at you everywhere, or practically shouting, “Hey, look at me! Here I am! This is me, beautifying your view!”

Good thing I’m not allergic to the bastards…

 

*I am teh suck at botany. Reader RP identifies the white flower as yarrow. From now on, all flowers are mystery flowers. It’s a good thing I have you, my darlings!

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10 thoughts on “Mystery Flora: Purple Melange Majesty

  1. 4

    The purple one looks like an Allium (onion)species. I’ll try and track it down.

    Dana,
    If you keep this Mystery flower going I think I will have to buy an Oregon Flora.

  2. rq
    6

    I spent a lot of time looking through onions but didn’t come across that one. Looks pretty close to me, especially with the three outer petals and the inner structure. A better match than the Brodiaea, in any case!

  3. 8

    I think Adrian has got it. I thought onion right away when I saw it. A. acuminatum does look that way when the flowers are not quite fully open, and it’s a umbel. Yarrow fools lots of people.

  4. F
    9

    One of these days, I’ll find another flower like the Mount Hood Pussypaws that stumps everybody until a rousing victory at the end.

    You’ll have to hide your blog posts from everyone who has a clue about plants. :D

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