Col nice collectionMaybe 40-50 cm tall. Flower head quite small - 2-3 cm.
It was in a bit where I have seen some 'exotic' Aliums in the past...
This from 2019 - might be the same thing...
I believe this is Sicilian garlic - from May 2019...
And I think this is purple Alium?
It is weird how they all appear in much the same spot. It is not close to gardens - it's between playing fields and a cemetery!
Col nice collection
Re allium buds
Really hard to tell them until their open unless you grow them a lot.
I can eliminate what it’s not but that’s no help… flowering period pretty crucial too. At the moment we have A. Sphearocephalon ( spelling?) which looked like those small buds a month back
Yes the darker drooping buds are A. Nectaroscordum . Sicilian honey garlic which when it’s happy naturalises very easily though the flowers are not quite as showy as the original bulbs.
Same applies to the purple ball which could be from a cultivar like Ambasador that’s reverting back . Allium hollandicum is a good place to start
As for the yellow pretty sure that’s one of the wild St. John’s worts so try hypericum maybe linarifolium or hirsutum is a good starting place .
I stick to Latin not out of snobbery but local names change and duplicate around the kingdom.
And if that’s not confusing enough regional variations are another spanner in the ID works. When I was at college we had to collect and press about 100 species covering 50 genus from something like 20families.
I thought I was way past with a huge variety of specimens from around the country. But then I came to ident them !
Lotus Corniculatus for example ( birds foot trefoil) I had it from a diminutive alpine looking, Solid round dense clumps, sprawling leggy trailers, to upright showy stems with larger flowers .. in all I had 5 specimens of the same species which with growing conditions or regional variety looked convincingly different.
Hence I can only give you a name and say that’s a good starting place….And do watch my spellings , if I’m not using names often the spelling goes!
hope that helps WP
Every so often a photo just sticks in your noddle as memorable and you just have to see it again. I came home from fishing tonight and looked back at this to see if it’s as good as I remembered. And it is. It’s a stonker Col your eye is brilliant. Well done you !
Im unable to access reference so I can give you some guesses , from bottom eliobium parvolforum the middles look like the single flowers of one of the Armeria maritimas .. you normally see the complete cone head flower mass but as the season progresses and I guess there’s energy going into seed production the remaining buds seem to wither and dry and send out one or two flowers as a token gesture.Some from Orkney last week to identify...
These were all growing at the tidal outflow of Loch of Stenness.
This looked like it might be in the Hypericum family???
This looked like perennial aster, but it is much smaller - do you get dwarf variants of it?
This wee guy was past its best...
Some colour variations...
This looked a bit willow herb-ish...