Allium roseum L.

Rosy Garlic

Herb with ovoid to spherical bulbs and numerous bulblets. Leaves 2-6, flat, stemsheathing, shorter than inflorescence. Inflorescence 10-70 cm, stem terete to angled, spathe 1, 2-4 lobed, umbel hemispherical. Flowers few-many, bulbils sometimes present, 7-12 mm long, cup- to broadly bell-shaped; summer. Tepals pink. Stamens shorter than tepals.

Mediterranean Europe, Asia Minor, North Africa.

A naturalised garden escape around Adelaide.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Alliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Amaryllidaceae
genus        Allium L.