Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

8 June 2013

Wild Garlic, Crow Garlic (Allium Vineale) and Iridescent Blue Beetle

This iridescent blue beetle was performing some sort of acrobatic stunts. Unfortunately it was too windy to get good shots, I hope I'll do better next time.

Blue iridescence scarab beetle on grass stalk. (by-nc-nd)

Blue iridescence scarab beetle. (by-nc-nd)

Allium vineale (Wild GarlicCrow Garlic) is a perennial bulb flower in the genus Allium, native to Europe, north Africa and western Asia, and an invasive species. in Australia and North America.
All parts of the plant have a strong garlic odour. Inflorescence is made up of a number of small bulbils and none to a few flowers, subtended by a basal bract. These bulbils are about to sprout.

Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) flower buds. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)


  1. I get the feeling that the blue scarab beetle was actually enjoying the windy conditions :)


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