Allium roseum

Allium roseum L.

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Bulb is ovoid or subglobose and usually with numerous bulblets present. Stem is terete. Leaves are wide in lower part, and it is flat, linear and tapering gradually to the apex. Short sheaths found above ground. Spathe valved with 3-4 lobes shorter than pedicels. Umbel is found which is  hemispherical to fastigiate and many-flowered with no bulbils present. Perianth is campanulate. Stamens shorter than perianth. The filaments are flat and  triangular. Anthers yellow and style included. Capsule is subglobose.



Height: 10-70 cm

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Libya, Egypt, Palestine.


Sandy places.

Life Expectancy



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