Allium narcissiflorum

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Piedmont Garlic, Narcissus onion
Aglio piemontese
Ail à fleur de Narcisse
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. narcissiflorum
Binomial name
Allium narcissiflorum
Vill.
Synonyms[1]
  • Allium grandiflorum Lam.
  • Allium nigrum All.
  • Allium pedemontanum Willd.
  • Moenchia narcissiflora (Vill.) Medik.

Allium narcissiflorum is a plant species native to northwestern Italy (Piemonte and Liguria), southwest France (Provence and Dauphiné) and northern Portugal.[2] It is grown in other regions as an ornamental because of its pretty flowers.[3][4]

Allium narcissiflorum is a small and delicate plant very similar to A. insubricum but found at higher elevation in the mountains. In A. insubricum, the umbel is nodding (hanging downward) at flowering time and remaining nodding when the seeds are mature. In A. narcissiflorum, however, the umbel is nodding at flowering time but erect at maturity.

Allium narcissiflorum forms clumps of many individuals, spreading by means of underground rhizomes. Scapes up to 15 cm tall bearing 4-10 bell-shaped magenta flowers.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Schede di Botanica, Allium narcissiflorum
  3. ^ Rare World Seeds, Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom. Allium narcissiflorum
  4. ^ IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
  5. ^ Villars, Domínique. 1779. Prospectus de l'Histoire des Plantes de Dauphiné 18.
  6. ^ Medikus, Friedrich Kasimir. 1790. Historia et Commentationes Academiae Electoralis Scientiarum et Elegantiorum Literarum Theodoro-Palatinae 6(Phys.): 493, Moenchia narcissiflora
  7. ^ Rare Plants UK, Allium narcissiflorum