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Allium aflatunense

Allium aflatunense

''Allium aflatunense'' , native to Central Asia, is commonly grown as a garden plant.
Purple union These are flowering unions at the 'floraplein' roundabout in Eindhoven. The white background is spray from the fountain in the center of the roundabout. Allium aflatunense,Geotagged,The Netherlands,flower,union

Appearance

''Allium aflatunense'' is a 36-inch-tall bulbous perennial plant with basal, straplike leaves, and hollow, slightly ribbed scapes . The flower heads are dense, globular umbels, about 4 inches across, made up of numerous star-shaped, purplish-pink flowers. It flowers in May and June, with seeds ripening in August. It is commonly sold as a bulb.

''Allium aflatunense'' is often confused with ''A. hollandicum''.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassMonocots
OrderAsparagales
FamilyAmaryllidaceae
GenusAllium
Species
Photographed in
Netherlands