Allium caeruleum

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blue-of-the-heavens
Лук голубой
棱叶薤 leng ye xie
Allium caeruleum - Lemaire.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. caeruleum
Binomial name
Allium caeruleum
Pall.
Synonyms[1]
  • Allium azureum Ledeb.
  • Allium caerulescens G.Don
  • Allium viviparum Kar. & Kir.

Allium caeruleum (blue globe onion, blue ornamental onion, blue-of-the-heavens, blue-flowered garlic; syn. Allium azureum Ledeb.) is an ornamental bulbous plant of the onion genus, native to Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Siberia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Xinjiang).[2][3][4]

This plant is cited in the Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l'Europe puis L'illustration horticole by Charles Antoine Lemaire. It grows to 80 cm (31"), producing strap-shaped leaves and small globes (umbels) of blue flowers in early Summer. The plant has been granted the British Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (1993).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ NC State University: Allium caeruleum
  3. ^ Flora of China v 24 p 199
  4. ^ Peter Simon von Pallas. 1773. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des russischen Reichs 2: 727, pl. R.
  5. ^ "Allium caeruleum AGM". RHS Plant Finder. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 27 July 2013.