Allium triquetrum > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com > Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 13:59:55 -0700 > Subject: [pbs] Another mystery plant for identification > > While driving around viewing the plantings of the filthy rich yesterday, my eye > was caught by a plant I've never seen before. > > Inflorescence organized like that of bluebells (Endymion). Individual flowers > white, campanulate, hanging down, white with a narrow green stripe down the > center of each petal. Foliage with slightly onion-y scent, color a clear mid- > green (quite pretty, in fact), flat, keeled on the reverse. Plants abt 15" (35- > 40 cm) tall. > > It's planted in a waste area in under Douglas firs, but is thriving and is > clearly pretty invasive. Though pretty, bitter experience told me not to dig > any up and bring it home, lest I have years of sorrow trying to extirpate it. > > Afterwards, while dozing before going to sleep, I realized what it reminded me > of: that horror, Nothoscordum inodorum, though my first reaction on seeing that > green stripe was "ornithogalum". > > Sound familiar to anyone?