Allium scorodoprasum L.

Giant Garlic

Herb with ovoid bulbs. Leaves 2-5, stem-sheathing, flat, channelled, solid, shorter than inflorescence. Inflorescence 25-80 cm, stem terete, spathes 1. Flowers few-many, bulbils sometimes present, 4-7 mm long, cup-shaped, keeled, papillate; summer.Tepals reddish-purple. Stamens shorter than tepals.


Two subspecies naturalised in the Adelaide region of South Australia.

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.
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
subspecies          Allium scorodoprasum subsp. rotundum L.
subspecies          Allium scorodoprasum subsp. scorodoprasum