Face Up - Face Down. Both Scillas?
Not as showy as Texas bluebonnets, but still beloved signposts of spring. Both of these flowers naturalize like crazy, and can be found in great drifts and patches in shady places, especially in locations that don't get mowed.
DP113-2014 Posted April 23; processed April 22
There are two common six-petaled blue-violet spring bulbs that I see each year. One has curly petals, faces upward, and has a bold white center. The other is nodding - the blossoms face downward, or at best sideways. They have smooth shiny petals of a bluer shade. I'm 100% sure the latter are a member of the Scilla genus that bears the common name 'Siberian Squill'. I'm not even sure the former belong to the Scilla genus, though I tend to think so.
Taken April 21 (Ann Arbor)
(Title: Face Up - Face Down. Both Scillas?)
Thanks to all who gave my simple daffodil shot such a warm reception yesterday.