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This plant appeared in my border in the spring, at first I thought it was my Fritillaries, but as it continued to grow taller (now at about 1m tall) it became apparent it was something else. The flower head appeared in a cocoon before opening into this lovely purple globe with wiry fronds. Searches to identify it have failed so far so am looking for some help please.

Plant Identification help

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  • Posted: Sun. 11th July 2021 15:43

Re: Plant Identification help

Reply from Simon Hickmott

Many Alliums produce bulbils in place of flowers, as seen here, in particular Allium sphaerocephalon which is a close match as far as the colouring is concerned. But it's hard to be certain without seeing the rest of the plant.

  • Posted: Sun. 11th July 2021 17:22

Re: Re: Plant Identification help

Reply from Carrie Cheer

Thanks Simon, in searching for details on your suggestion I came up with Allium Hair which turned out to be a match, so thank you.

  • Posted: Mon. 12th July 2021 19:27