Syn.: Allium montanum F. W. Schmidt, Allium montanum subsp. petraeum (DC.) Holub
Family: Alliaceae Agardh
Allium senescens
Distribution: Eurasian species which typically occurs mainly in subcontinental areas.
Ecology: It grows on rocks, steppe rocks, rarely also on sandbanks, from lowlands to foothills. It flowers from June to August.
Description: Perennial herb, 10–40 cm tall, geophyt with narrowly conical bulbs. Thin, flattened leaves without developed keel, back of leaves is slightly semi-rounded. Umbels are semi-spherical, perianth 4–6 mm long, stamens longer then purple-red tepal, filaments of stamens until 1 mm wide. The fruit is a capsule, mostly with 2 seeds.
Threat and protection: Protected plant in some countries (CZ).
Allium senescensAllium senescens
Allium senescensAllium senescens
Allium senescens
These images were taken in Czechia, Bílinsko, hill Bořeň (13., 27. 8. 2006 and 7. 10. 2006).