Allium lacunosum S.Watson
Allium lacunosum, commonly known as pitted onion, belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium lacunosum was described by Sereno Watson in 1879. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium lacunosum is a species in the genus Allium which contains approximately 943 to 1011 species and belongs to the family of the Alliaceae (Garlic Family). The type species of the genus is Allium sativum.
The plants are comparatively long-lived.
Allium lacunosum is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium lacunosum produces flowers that are arranged in umbels from May to July.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium lacunosum is native to California.
The plants prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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