California wildflower. Its common name derives from its petals, which become transparent as the flowers, which start out white or pink, age. I didn't know if they'd be hardy here, but so far they've made it through one winter. Interestingly, each of last year's plants has formed a fuzzy surface bulb with regrowth emerging from two sides.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Mark McDonough||Feb 21, 2010||This is not Allium hyalinum (the glassy onion), it looks like A. tuberosum or possibly A. ramosum (would need to know flowering time, and see back of tepals and the foliage to make more positive ID).|
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Thanks Mark. I'll see how they develop this year (if indeed they return), to decide what the proper ID is. I'm pretty sure they are not A. tuberosum, which I grow as well, and is a much more robust species, compared to these diminutive plants.
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