Allium fraseri Ownbey
Allium fraseri belongs to the group of bulbous and tuberous plants.
Allium fraseri was already described and the name validly published by Francis Marion Ownbey. It was Lloyd Herbert Shinners, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1951.
Allium fraseri 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 20 to 50 centimetres.
Allium fraseri is deciduous. The simple leaves are basal. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Allium fraseri produces umbels of white flowers from April to June.
The plants produce loculicidal capsules.
Allium fraseri is native to Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and 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. They tolerate temperatures down to -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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