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Welcome to an almost daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

June 2, 2011

Return Of The Yorktown Onion, Yorktown, Virginia



It is the season for the return of the Yorktown Onion; a tall, gangly, yet strangely appealing wild plant, about three feet tall with a three inch purple head which, in the U.S., is apparently native only to York County, Virginia. It is so much a part of local heritage that one of the gift shops at Riverwalk Landing is named after the plant. Obviously, bees like them as much as we do.

For additional photos and information on the Yorktown Onion click here

6 comments:

anjoe playhouse said...

Waw, the first photo is a totally winner ;-)

Indrani said...

Fantastic macro shot.

Kate said...

A receptive home for hungry visitors! Interesting that it's native only to York County.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful color!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shots, the first closeup is my favorite.

Tricia said...

Those only grow there in York Co, Va? WoW! That's crazy! Love that deep purple!

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