Allium flowers showing their umbel forms
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Botanical Nerd Word: Umbel

Umbel: A mass of inflorescence borne upon pedicels of nearly equal length springing from a common centre.*

The garden is full of alliums (flowering onions) this week. Their spherical umbels are quite distinctive!

*OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2017.

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