Syn.: Scilla paradoxa M. Bieb.
Family: Amaryllidaceae Jaume St.-Hil.

Allium paradoxum

Distribution: The Few-Flowered Garlic is a native of western and central Asia, Caucasus. Naturalized in a number of places in Europe, in Czechia for the first time documented in 1867 in Prague and central Bohemia.

Ecology: It grows in light woodlands, in half-shady places, on damp or semi-arid soils. Flowers from April to May.

Description: Perennial herb with a bulb and erect stem, 15–30 cm tall. The basal leaves are lanceolate, bright green. The inflorescence consists of a single solitary flower and bulbils in white spathes. The fruit is a capsule.

Threat and Protection: The Few-Flowered Garlic is a protected plant species in Russia.

Use: The leaves are used in cooking.

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Allium paradoxum

These images were taken in Czechia, Bohemia, Prague (April 2006).