Allium rotundum L.
Allium rotundum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium rotundum was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1762. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium rotundum 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 rotundum is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium rotundum produces flowers that are arranged in umbels from June to August.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium rotundum is native to the whole of Europe with the exception of the British Isles and Sicily, Turkey, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, northern Iran, Morocco and the Canary Islands.
The plants prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18Â°C (USDA zone 7).
Suited as bee pasture.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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