Allium obliquum

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lop-sided onion
Scharfer Gelblauch
高葶韭 gao ting jiu
Лук косой, Уксун
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. obliquum
Binomial name
Allium obliquum
  • Allium exaltatum Kar. & Kir. ex Ledeb.
  • Allium luteum F.Dietr.
  • Allium porrum Georgi
  • Allium ramosum Jacq.
  • Camarilla obliqua (L.) Salisb.
  • Cepa obliqua (L.) Moench
  • Geboscon obliquum (L.) Raf.
  • Moenchia obliqua (L.) Medik.

Allium obliquum, common name lop-sided onion or twisted-leaf onion, is a plant species native to Siberia, European Russia, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Xizang (Tibet), the Balkans, Ukraine, etc.). It is also widely cultivated elsewhere as an ornamental.[2][3][4]

Allium obliquum produces an egg-shaped bulb up to 3 cm long. Scape is up to 100 cm tall, round in cross-section. Leaves are flat, shorter than the scape, up to 20 mm across. Umbels are spherical, with many yellow flowers crowded together.[2][5]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ a b Flora of China v 24 p 187
  3. ^ Dave's Garden/125536/]
  4. ^ Brezhnev, D.D., Korovina, O.N. 1981. Wild relatives of cultivated plants in the flora of the USSR. Leningrad: Kolos, pp.96-97 (in Russian). Vvedensky, A.I. 1935. Onion - Allium L. (Flora of the USSR, vol. IV.) Leningrad: Publishing House of the USSR Academy of Sciences, p.175
  5. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 296.