Island of Bornholm, Denmark,
end of May / beginning of June 2012.
Have you ever seen such a "Sea of Purple",
such a huge field of flowering chives???
That's a true eyecatcher, isn't it?
The photos I took are from two different chive fields at two different areas on the Danish island Bornholm, in the middle of the Baltic Sea. Obviously the farmers cultivate the millions of chive plants to reap their seeds - to sell them on to nurseries / market gardens all over the world.
So whenever you spice up your salat or dish with chopped chives, you have a good chance that the seeds of your Allium schoenoprasum plant are from one of these fields... ;-)
Typical pale purple colour of the star-shaped flower with six petals of a chive plant, producing a dense inflorescence of 10 - 30 flowers together. Before opening, the inflorescence is surrounded by a papery bract.
Sea of Purple in the front with Baltic Sea in the background.