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Macro Photography : Sea onion by bepenwilfrid

Drimia maritima (syn. Urginea maritima) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Scilloideae (formerly the family Hyacinthaceae).This species is known by several common names, including squill, sea squill, sea onion, and maritime squill


Squill Overkill

much Squill
is overkill.
The smallest spill —
tiny blooms of white,
lightly striped with blue starlight —
brings a taste of spring to excite. 70 more words


25 April 2015

I went to a botanical garden with some dear friends today. These are afterimages of the blooms.

Early Spring

Spring is slow in coming this year; but over the past two weeks, the awakening of life has softened the dingy, post-winter landscape.  Summer bird migrants add their songs to the morning chorus; maples, Canada cherries and other trees bud; chipmunks dart about in the yard; and the early spring bulbs begin to bloom — among them my favorite: the beautiful blue squill. 209 more words

Backyard Nature

Six blue tepals and some nectar thieves!

Spring Squill is a lovely perennial wild flower, with lilac-blue or violet-coloured flowers which emerge each Spring from the underground bulbs. It can be found all along the north and west coasts of Western Europe: including Portugal, Spain, France Great Britain and Ireland. 304 more words

Nature Notes

share a dream amid the flowers...

{The flowers are finally in bloom, the little purple and blue ground-covers starting up first. Normally I walk through a patch of dusty maple leaves and dry twigs on my way to work — this time it was fresh periwinkle leaves and blossoms, with a scattering of shy-drooping wood squill. 240 more words