Saturday, 11 June 2011

St Stephen's Churchyard, Kirkstall

In the corner of St Stephen's churchyard in Kirkstall, there's a well established patch of Honey garlic (Nectaroscordum siculum ssp bulgaricum), a tall, shade tolerant, perennial whose upright flowerheads open into dainty hanging umbels. 

The plant is a native to the Mediterranean and is related to the Allium family. Its nectar rich flowers are much loved by bees, which was apparent as I watched twenty or so working their way around this patch.


  1. That's an interesting plant - never seen it before....

  2. I second what Phil said ... and lovely photos of it too Linda!

  3. What a striking plant. Its a first for me.

  4. Hello Phil, Karen & CB, its a very sculptural plant, Ive struggled to find much information about it to be honest & hope that I have identified it correctly!

    Thanks for dropping in

    Best wishes, Linda


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