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May 30, 2012

Yorktown Onion Season, Yorktown, Virginia




The Yorktown Onions are springing up all over Yorktown and portions of the Colonial Parkway. The first photos shows them before the "head" opens; the second shows a group with the heads; and, the final shows a close up of how they will soon look.

The Yorktown Onion, in this country, is supposedly native only to York County, Virginia. Though no one seems certain, it is believed to have come from Russia via England during colonial times. It is tall and gangly but eye-catching; standing about three feet tall or more with a thee inch purple head.  It is against the law to harvest or collect them. Along the Colonial Parkway there are large patches of them growing wild which they mow around to avoid damaging the plants.

13 comments:

Francisca said...

Closed or open, these Yorktown Onions - and your shots of them - are delightful! Never before seen by my eyes.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful series especially like the first one !

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Onions make beautiful clusters of flowers.
Costas

johnpeterjohn said...

this is an awesome photography :)
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Wayfarin' Stranger said...

I hadn't seen onions in flower for many years. Thanks for the reminder.

JM said...

All shots are beautiful but the composition on top is truly fantastic!

Amy Burzese said...

Great shots!

Meghan said...

Very elegant on their long stalks. Why is it unlawful to harvest or collect them?

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful picture of the bee!!! Cathy

Queenie Believe said...

Wow! I did not know that, how cool!!!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Robert Geiss said...

Such beauty.

Please have you all a good Thursday.

anjoe playhouse said...

It looks like large chives :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful Spring mood here, I'm enchanted by your beautiful compositions!
Léia

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