Allium runyonii Ownbey
Allium runyonii belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium runyonii was described by Francis Marion Ownbey in 1951. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium runyonii 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 and reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.
Allium runyonii is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium runyonii produces umbels of light-blue flowers in March.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
The plants form fibrous roots.
Allium runyonii is native to Texas.
The plants prefer a sunny 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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