Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Okinawa Flower Photos: Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Tulbaghia violacea, pink flowers
Called, Society Garlic, Wild Garlic or, Pink Agapanthus, they are really related to onions.

Tulbaghia violacea, Society Garlic plant and flowers

The plants were granted the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

What that means, I think, is they are easy to take care of, if you are a lazy gardener.

Society Garlic flowers, stones in background

Rub crushed leaves and flowers on your skin and, it will repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

The Zulus use it for all kinds of stuff, like, seasonings and snake repellent.

How wild is that ?

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