|Star of Persia
|Illustration of Allium albopilosum|
Allium cristophii, common name Persian Onion or Star of Persia; (syn. Allium albopilosum)  is plant species native to Southwest Asia, grown as an ornamental bulbous plant in many parts of the world. It is a member of the Allioideae subfamily of the Amaryllidaceae. It grows to 60 cm (24") and is cultivated in gardens for its large showy (umbels) of silvery pink star-shaped flowers, 20–25 cm (8-10") in diameter, which appear in early summer. The flowers are followed by attractive fruiting clusters. The plant has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
- Trautvetter, Ernst Rudolf von. 1884. Trudy Imperatorskago S.-Peterburgskago Botaničeskago Sada 9(1): 268.
- The Plant List
- Allium cristophii at Germplasm Resources Information Network
- Allium cristophii at Flower Growing Guides of Cornell University
- Allium cristophii
- Fritsch, R. M. 1999. (1419) Proposal to conserve the name Allium cristophii, preferably with the spelling A. christophii, against A. bodeanum (Liliaceae). Taxon 48(3): 577–579.
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