Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Allium nigrum

Ail noir
Black Garlic

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

white

Flower size

12-18 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Linear

Height

60-90 cm

Description

The name ‘Black Garlic’ is derived from the colour of its ovaries.

Flowers

Flowers are white or very pale lilac, 6 tepals to each flower with a green midvein and a dark, blackish, green ovary. The umbels are 10 cm across.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. 3-6 basal leaves, broadly linear, bending downwards, tapering to a pointed apex, 60 cm long, 2.5 cm wide.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 8 mm long.

Medical

All Alliums contain iron and vitamins and are slightly antibiotic.

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