Wild Flowers Provence

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

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Allium vineale

Ail des vignes
Crow Garlic

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Plant family

Area

Sainte Baume

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

4.5 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August

Leaf type

Linear

Height

30-100 cm

Description

Between the bulbs are long twisted leaf-like bracts. The whole structure is initially wrapped in a whitish papery bract, remnants of this are often visible. It has two ways of propagating, through seeds and through aerial bulbs.

Dry pastures, hillsides.

Flowers

A tall stem carries this unusual round flowerhead, 2.5 cm: small reddish-purple aerial bulbs topped sometimes with a few white-pinkish-greenish flowers.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Broadly linear, cylindrical, 2-4 leaves.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: splits open on 2 or more seams.

Edible

The whole plant has a garlic flavour, containing sulphur compounds.

Medical

All Alliums contain iron and vitamins and are slightly antibiotic.

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