Allium nutans

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Siberian chives
Лук-слизун
齿丝山韭 chi si shan jiu
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. nutans
Binomial name
Allium nutans
L.
Synonyms[1]
  • Allium tataricum Schult. & Schult.f.
  • Allium undulatum Schousb. ex Trev.
  • Porrum nutans (L.) Raf.

Allium nutans, English common name Siberian chives or blue chives, is a plant species native to Siberia, European Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Xizang (Tibet) and Xinjiang. It grows in wet meadows and other damp locations.[2][3][4]

Allium nutans has one or two bulbs up to 20 mm in diameter. Scapes are winged and 2-angled, up to 60 cm tall. Leaves are flat, tapering at both ends, up to 15 mm wide at the widest spot, about half as long as the scapes. Umbels are spherical, with many pink to pale purple flowers.[2][5][6][7]

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