Allium vineale L.
Allium vineale, commonly known as crow garlic, false garlic, belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium vineale was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium vineale 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 reach heights of 30 to 90 centimetres.
Allium vineale is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium vineale produces umbels of white six-stellate flowers from June to July.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium vineale is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus and is naturalized in the eastern US.
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. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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