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.
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Allium sphaerocephalon

Ail à tête rond
Drumstick Allium

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

4-6 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Linear

Height

50-90 cm

Description

This plant has two ways of propagating, through seeds and through red, aerial bulbs (bulbils). As the flower ages, the bulbils become visible between the florets; when ripe they drop to the ground to form new plants.

Flowers

A very attractive Allium with a round to egg-shaped tightly packed inflorescence with hundreds of pink florets, borne on a long stalk.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear, semi-cylindrical, slight groove on upper surface, 2-6 leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: springs open on 2 or more seams.

Edible

Leaves, flowers and bulbs have a garlic flavour, containing sulphur compounds.

Medical

All Alliums contain iron and vitamins and are slightly antibiotic.

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