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Glory of the Sun

Ipheion uniflorum

Description:

This is a small herbaceous perennial growing from a bulb and producing flat, shiny, green, hairless, grasslike leaves up to 30 cm (12 in) long. The foliage has an onionlike scent when crushed. The stem grows up to 20 cm (8 in) tall and bears a solitary showy flower in spring (hence the Latin name uniflorum - "single flower"). Each honey-scented, star-shaped flower has six pointed lobes up to 3 centimeters long in shades of very pale to deep purple-blue.

Habitat:

Wildlife habitat yard in part shade.

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joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 19, 2014
Submitted on Mar 24, 2014

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