Allium bisceptrum S.Watson
Allium bisceptrum belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium bisceptrum was described by Sereno Watson in 1871. The name is considered as validly published.
Allium bisceptrum 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 10 to 30 centimetres.
Allium bisceptrum is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium bisceptrum produces umbels of light-purple six-stellate flowers from May to July.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium bisceptrum is native to Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.
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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