Allium abramsii (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal
Allium abramsii belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium abramsii was already described and the name validly published by Francis Marion Ownbey and Hannah Caroline Aase. It was Dale W. McNeal, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1992.
Allium abramsii 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 12 to 30 centimetres.
Allium abramsii is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium abramsii produces umbels of pink campanulate flowers from May to July.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium abramsii is native to California.
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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