Allium tuberosum Spreng.

Garlic Chives

Herb with cylindrical bulbs clustered on a short rhizome. Leaves 2-6, linear, basally stem-sheathing, flat, keeled, shorter than inflorescence. Inflorescence 25-50 cm, stem solid, spathe 1, 2 lobed, umbel hemispherical or compressed. Flowers many, 4-7 mm long, star-shaped; spring-summer. Tepals white, midvein brownish or greenish. Stamens shorter than the tepals.

South-east Asia.

Grown as a culinary herb and in gardens as a border plant 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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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Amaryllidaceae
genus        Allium L.