Garlic And Senna

Here are a couple of more plants from the landscape around our house. First is some Wild Garlic (Allium canadense). The blooms form neat spheres of small white flowers. The plant is about a foot tall. Each small flower is a six-pointed star on the end of an inch long stem. The overall effect is to look like a small fireworks starburst.

Wild Garlic is a native perennial and has a small edible bulb which tastes like onion. Why is it called garlic? I don’t know! It’s a nectar source and is very deer resistant.


Wild Garlic

We also have a pretty senna bush or small tree. I think it’s Texas Flowery Senna (Senna corymbosa), which despite its name, is not a native. It’s actually a native of South America, but has naturalized very well here. It doesn’t require much water and puts out plenty of flowers. This specimen is about four feet high.


Texas Flowery Senna

Here’s a close-up of the flowers. They’re bright yellow with antler-like filaments and anthers which are a dark brown. The green, yellow, and brown is a great color combination!


Texas Flowery Senna Blooms

Each flower has five rounded petals and delicate darker yellow veining.


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