Saturday, April 9, 2011

Siberian Squill

Beautiful Siberian Squill is one of the first "wild" flowers to bloom in the spring.  I took these photos yesterday, 8 April 2011. These flowers were budding and blooming in the border between our house and the neighbor's.  Siberian Squill originates from Siberia and elsewhere in the Old World, and can overrun native wildflowers.  It is resistant to many herbicides and weeding by hand is often ineffective. Nevertheless, this flower is often loved by horticulturalists, even if it often escapes from flower beds and into lawns and woodlands.

1 comment:

  1. Dan, I was out taking picture of my squill, too this week. It may be a stranger here, but I like it anyway. It is so nice to see some spring color.