And this is my "what is it" for this evening.
Thank you Heather. And I agree. I like this cropping much better than the one I posted yesterday (the first picture in the post.)
Yesterday, Pat wrote: "I THINK that your little blue flower is a glory-in-the-snow, or chinodoxia." Pat, you are amazing! I looked up chinodoxia and saw photos that show a flower that looks very similiar to what this flower will look like when in bloom.
But then it hit me! What the heck! I'm showing you a bulb and asking you to guess what it will be when it's a fully bloomed flower! What's next? We'll show you a seed and ask you to tell us what the flower will be?????? And there you are, getting really close to the actual flower anyway! You're amazing!
It's actually a scilla, and this is what the internet says about it, "Siberian Squill is an ugly name for a very beautiful little flower. However, we can also refer to it as Scilla siberica, which is slightly more elegant. The colour is an intense Prussian blue, and it has three to five star-shaped blossoms suspended from each stem.
Not only is the flower lovely, the plant is incredibly hardy: it really does grow in Siberia. It is also one of the very best bulb plants for naturalizing (i.e. it will not only come back year after year, it will gradually increase and multiply). Also, it's very cheap to buy. How can you lose? Get some!"
Siberian. That makes sense. No wonder it grows in North Dakota!
Have a great weekend, everyone!