Some time ago I started “What is this?” game. What’s this about? I’ll show you a picture and you’ll have to guess what it is. Do you remember this game?
As some of you know, I don’t have a garden but I tried to turn my balcony into a smaller one. I have all kinds of flowers, aromatic plants, a lemon tree and so for… I like every time I take pictures of my flowers, especially macro photos, to follow their evolution. This year I also found many insects in my little garden. I showed you some of them lately. The last creature I showed you was found on o leaf of this flower.
This plant is considered the “king of spices” by many cooks and authors of gastronomic books.
Do you know wich flowers these wonderful pollen-filled stamens belong to?
It looks beautiful! You really have beautiful plants in your small garden.
I had no idea what it was before I read the comments. I had no idea they looked like this during bloom. You showed me something new!
I think it looks like an alien. The pistols look like two eyes, and a cute flippy hairdo.
I think vanilla , If i am not wrong
It’s not vanilla. It is an annual plant whose fresh leaves are used in various culinary preparations.
Looks like vanilla to me
It is not vanilla! As I know, vanilla grows as a vine, climbing up an existing tree. I can’t grow this on the balcony.
OK My final answer Chives
Nope! I mentioned this plant on Monday, in one of my posts about spiders. ?
Oh no!!!! Basil. I will check to see how a basil flower looks. We have that and we call it tulsi
Hurray! Finally! Congratulations! By the way. I gave this hint (The last creature I showed you was found on o leaf of this flower.) in my post, but no one noticed it!
But do you know the story of my journey to get there? (lol)
No, I don’t know what you’re talking about now!?
Before saying that could be vanilla I searched for all spice flowers and then when you said it was not the answer I tried the search again which took me a long time to reach chives and finally you gave the hint (lol)
I think you learned something new from all the searches!?
I have noticed that so many here are getting fond of games.
Don’t you like games? They are funny, from my point of view!
Could it be black pepper? Other than that I am not sure.
Black pepper has inflorescence in the form of clusters, I think. I have never seen.
Saffron perhaps is the answer? Beautiful!
I also thought of saffron, but I thought its flower (saffron crocus) was crimson/purple? My next thought for “king of spices” was black pepper, but I don’t think this is it 🙂 In any case, a fabulous photo!
It is purple but I thought she had a different type perhaps.
I think there are more “king of spices”. It depends on the preference of each cook!?I’m glad you like this photo!
It is not saffron. It has purple flowers.
Basil, got it, I even went back through your photos and still missed it!