Allium vineale L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Allium vineale L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Bulb round-ovoid, 1–2 cm; stem slender, 3–10 dm; lvs cauline, few–several, nearly terete except at the base, very slender, mostly 1–2 dm, hollow at least below; umbel erect, subtended by a short invol, often producing only bulblets, these ovoid, usually tipped by a long, fragile, rudimentary lf; normal fls on pedicels 1–2 cm, red-purple or pink, sometimes white or greenish; tep acute or acutish; inner stamens with broad flat filaments, ending in 2 exsert hair-like appendages exceeding the anther; 2n=16, 32, 40. Native of Europe, established as a noxious weed of lawns, fields, and meadows in our range. June.

  • Common Names

    field-garlic, scallions