The first flowers usually appear in June, and the bolls ripen from early in August.
The cones do not ripen till the second year.
A number of ova ripen simultaneously.
Lift onions, and lay them out to ripen on a dry border or gravel-walk.
Axillary or terminal spikes; they have four stamens, which bear at the back four small herbaceous petal-like structures, and four free carpels, which ripen to form four small green fleshy fruits, each containing one seed within a hard inner coat;.