Alliaceae


Alliaceae

▪ plant family
 family of flowering plants in the order Asparagales, with about 30 genera and more than 670 species, distributed throughout most regions of the world, except for the tropics, Australia, and New Zealand. Members of the family have corms, bulbs, or underground stems; most have long, thin leaves and clusters of varying numbers of flowers. The genus allium contains the common onion (A. cepa), wild onion (A. cernuum), garlic (A. sativum), wild garlic (A. ursinum), leek (A. porrum; see photograph—>), chives (A. schoenoprasum), and shallot (A. ascallonicum). Many other onion- or garlic-scented species are cultivated as ornamental border plants, such as A. moly, A. carinatum, and A. pulchellum of Europe, as well as A. stellatum and A. textile of North America.

      Plants of the genus Tulbaghia also are popular ornamentals. Tulbaghia violacea has a thick stem, garlic-scented leaves, and urn-shaped purple flowers.

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