Greek nectar – nectar, skordon – garlic.
Perennial bulbous herbs with fibrous roots. Leaves deciduous, keeled, solid, strongly garlic-smelling. Flowers bell-shaped, radially symmetrical, stalked, stalks swollen apically. Inflorescence terminal, simple, many-flowered umbel.Tepals 3+3, free, outer tepals 3-7 veined. Stamens 6. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds angular, black.
Flower stalks swollen below the flowers; outer tepals with 3-7 veins.
2-3 species from W Mediterranean Europe.
Source: (2005). Alliaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.