Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 88: Lily of the Nile

Along several sides of the CAC exterior landscaping are light purple flowers that cluster in a crest at the top of a rather long stem, which extends up from clumps of narrow leaves.  I didn't know what these flowers were called, although I thought they might belong to the lily family, given the size and shape of the fluted blossom.

A somewhat convoluted Google image search finally revealed that these are Agapanthus, also known as Lily of the Nile:

The flower is apparently native to South Africa, and it seems to be pretty happy as a transplant here in the dry summer of NorCal.  I prefer other types of lilies (Stargazer, Tiger), but the height and diffuse sprouting of the Lily of the Nile seems to last longer into the warm weather season, which can certainly be an advantage here in Sacto.


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