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Well well… It seems to be the “Kyllinga Nemoralis”! And it also seems that it is not common to South Africa:

Kyllinga nemoralis, Cyperaceae, kili’o’opu. Small pantropical sedge naturalized in lowland Hawaii. Stems slender, triangular, about 5 inches or taller, with linear leaves and a globose white “flowering” head about 1/4 inch or less in diameter Location: Common in lawns.

Here is a link to this map.

Thank you everyone who helped with the search of this plan’t name!

Canon EOS 400D
Exposure time 1/400 sec.
ISO – 200
62mm Macro Filter

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Okay… This is how the whole plant looks like. It’s for sure not Wild Chives, Wild Unions or Clover. Thanks for viewing and commenting.


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Living on a farm, as I do, I’m provided unique opportunities to photograph plants and creatures. There are not many trees here, and no mountains or rocks; but there are a lot of fields! The bright sun gives me many lovely silhouettes to capture; while the rain brings out tiny plants and creatures. Sometimes I visit another town or province; and then my Canon EOS 550D works overtime.

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  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Sylvia… :-)

    – Qnita

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 3 years ago

    They look like wild chives. I’m not 100% sure, but I think so. Lovely shot my friend! XXSUEXX

  • Hi Sue… I Googled “Wild Chives”… Thanks for the tip.
    It seems to me that it is not “Wild Chives”. I think I shall capture the whole plant. (Tomorrow when the sun shines… :-)) Perhaps it will then easier to ID the flowers.

    – Qnita

  • Hi Sue… I uploaded the whole plant. You can visit and view, and leave a comment. I’ll appreciate that a lot!

    – Qnita

  • laurav
    lauravover 3 years ago

    Brill composition!

  • Thank you!

    – Qnita

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Looks like clover flower… shirley

  • Hi Shirley… :-)
    I Googled “Clover”, and for sure it is not Clover. I agree that the flowers look like each other, but the leafs are not the same.
    Thanks for commenting… :-)

    – Qnita

  • Hi Shirley… I uploaded the whole plant. You can visit and view, and leave a comment. I’ll appreciate that a lot!

    – Qnita

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago


  • Thank you! :-)

    – Qnita

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Could it be wild garlic?,…You could give the leaves a taste,….Or digg it up to see if it has garlic cloves,….Beautiful image you have here,..

  • Aha! Great idea! I’m going to dig up to see what ever is underground… :-) I do have Wild Garlic in my garden, and this is not one of them. :-)

    – Qnita

  • Hi John… I uploaded the whole plant. You can visit and view, and leave a comment. I’ll appreciate that a lot!

    – Qnita

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 3 years ago

    They almost look like a wild chive…edible as well!

  • Hi Pamela… I uploaded the whole plant. You can visit and view, and leave a comment. I’ll appreciate that a lot! It don’t seem to be Wild Chive.

    – Qnita

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    A couple questions…
    Was there a distinctive odor to this? Chives, garlic and onion will ALL have an odor you just can’t miss.
    Was the flower on this ‘tough’ or soft? Bristly or dry?
    Looking at the details it RESEMBLES the wild garlic family……but I really dont’ think it is. The way the flower pops out of the 3 leaves(green petals?)……then has the base grouping of leaves…….
    Is the area supper dry or super wet?

  • Lol… I will smell them tomorrow. I don’t think it is Wild Garlic. I do have “Wild Garlic” in my garden. Perhaps there are more than one kind of “Wild Garlic”?
    I tried to translated “sepal”, but can’t find a word for it in Afrikaans…
    Well, these plants popped out after the lovely rains we had. Currently the ground are dry. This is a dry area I live in… or semi dry, rather.
    I’ll come back with the other details tomorrow.
    Thanks for commenting!

    – Qnita

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