Skirting the Truth

Another fond spring memory … the False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve) wildflower:

False Garlic wildflower

False Garlic wildflower

This little beauty looks like it might be an onion or a garlic, but isn’t. Also, does not have the characteristic odor of it’s look-alike plants. The False Garlic is in the Lily family. The flower is an umbel (many shoots coming out of a single stalk, resembling an
umbrella), without leaves. Grows to 10-inches high, blooming from March to May in southern and central Missouri.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens + Canon 1.4x TC (total of 252mm)
  • Bogen 3221 tripod with Kirk ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5
  • Shutter 1/2000 sec. (top photo) and 1/4000 sec. (bottom photo)



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