Allium polyanthum

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many-flowered Garlic
or wild leek
ajo polianto
poireau des vignes
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. polyanthum
Binomial name
Allium polyanthum
Schult. & Schult. f.
  • Allium ampeloprasum subsp. polyanthum (Schult. & Schult.f.) O.Bolòs & al.
  • Allium multiflorum DC.
  • Allium porrum subsp. polyanthum (Schult. & Schult.f.) Jauzein & J.-M.Tison
  • Allium rotundum var. multiflorum Nyman
  • Allium rotundum var. polyanthum (Schult. & Schult.f.) Asch. & Graebn.

Allium polyanthum is a plant species native to Spain and France (including the Island of Corsica). It is widely cultivated for its edible and potently aromatic bulbs and foliage.[2]


Allium polyanthum produces an egg-shaped bulb, often with small bulblets around the base. Scape can be up to 80 cm tall. Leaves are flat and broadly linear, tapering at the tip. Flowers are numerous and small, white or pink.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ Altervista Flora Italiana, Schede di Botanica, Allium polyanthum
  3. ^ Josef August Schultes & Julius Hermann Schultes. 1830. Systema vegetabilium: secundum classes, ordines, genera, species. Cum characteribus differentiis et synonymis. Editio nova, speciebus inde ab editione XV. Detectis aucta et locupletata. Stuttgardtiae 7(2): 1016.
  4. ^ O.Bolòs & al. 1990. Flora Manual del Països Catalans 1213, Allium ampeloprasum subsp. polyanthum
  5. ^ Jauzein, Philippe & Tison, J.-M. 2005.Lejeunia n.s., 178: 12, Allium porrum subsp. polyanthum