Evening Beauty and a Mystery Plant


can anyone identify this plant? stem about 2 feet tall. found under oakbrush next to hound’s tongue.



From Zarko Radakovic’s Vampires:

Sounds were muffled by the clear picture and intense colors of the early evening. It was at its peak. It folded over all existence. The forms of things were simply engulfed by the fiery interior of the sunset. There seemed no need, or desire, to breathe in that solarium of the dying day. It truly went from one state to another. It truly was a moment of perceiving one’s true self. My sitting there quietly at the table (over such a distinct bottle of mineral water on the table) and my being engrossed in writing a text in an open notebook (today truly resembling a wanton woman) was part of the scenario. I wrote and wrote, writing myself wholeheartedly into the sunset, into turning on the artificial lights in the street and in store windows, drowning in the picture of the early evening story.




About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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2 Responses to Evening Beauty and a Mystery Plant

  1. flowerville says:

    i should think it’s an allium sort that’s finished flowering. we have some in the garden, but they also grow wild. i like them, they are good fun and easy to grow.


    • Scott Abbott says:

      just looked at some photos of allium species and think you are right. my botanist friend and neighbor also thought onion at first, although our wild onions here are much smaller and so she wondered if it might be something else. perhaps it’s an escapee from someone’s garden.


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