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A Few Members of the Asparagus Family

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

Continuing my series of posts of photos that have been sitting unposted on my hard drive . . . I thought I’d share a few photos I’ve taken of the asparagus family. Sharing the photos by family seems to be the best way I can come up with to share these photos. I also find it fascinating to see what flowers that are members of the same family and botanically related – because if I just looked at them it’s likely I never would have figured out they were related :-)

Purple Hyacinths – Hyacinthus orientalis

Purple Hyacinth © 2013 Patty Hankins

Purple Hyacinth © 2013 Patty Hankins

Purple Hyacinth © 2013 Patty Hankins

Purple Hyacinth © 2013 Patty Hankins

Christmas Pearl Grape Hyacinths – Muscari armeniacum

Christmas Pearl Grape Hyacinth © 2012 Patty Hankins

Christmas Pearl Grape Hyacinth © 2012 Patty Hankins

Christmas Pearl Grape Hyacinth © 2012 Patty Hankins

Christmas Pearl Grape Hyacinth © 2012 Patty Hankins

Drooping Start of Bethlehem – Ornitholagalum nutans

Drooping Star of Bethlehem - ornitholagalum nutans © 2013 Patty Hankins

Drooping Star of Bethlehem – ornitholagalum nutans © 2013 Patty Hankins

Drooping Star of Bethlehem - ornitholagalum nutans © 2013 Patty Hankins

Drooping Star of Bethlehem – ornitholagalum nutans © 2013 Patty Hankins

Drooping Star of Bethlehem - ornitholagalum nutans © 2013 Patty Hankins

Drooping Star of Bethlehem – ornitholagalum nutans © 2013 Patty Hankins

Yucca –  Yucca recurvifolia

Yucca -  yucca recurvifolia © 2013 Patty Hankins

Yucca – yucca recurvifolia © 2013 Patty Hankins

Now that I look at all the photos together – I can see similarities that are characteristic of members of the Asparagus (asparagaceae) Family. I’m even seeing ways they are similar to one of my favorite vegetables!!!!


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