Allium sativum L.


Herb with depressed-ovoid bulbs with numerous bulblets. Leaves 6-12, linear, stem-sheathing, flat or keeled. Inflorescence 25-100 cm, stem solid, spathes several, umbel loose. Flowers few, bulbils numerous, 3-5 mm long, star-shaped; summer. Tepals greenish-white, pink, white or purple. Stamens shorter than or equalling tepals.

Not known outside cultivation.

Grown as an edible crop in full sun.

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.