Family: Alliaceae Agardh
Allium ursinum
Distribution: Almost all of Europe, from the British Isles across France and Central Europe to Western Ukraine, Western Russia, Asia Minor and Caucasus.
Ecology: It grows in deciduous woods, from lowlands to mountains. It flowers from April to June.
Description: A perennial herb with a bulb and erect stem, 20–50 cm tall. The basal leaves are petiolate, elliptic to lanceolate. The flowers up to 1 cm across, white, star-shaped. The fruit is a capsule.
Use: The bulbs and young leaves are used medicinally, or in cooking.
Allium ursinumAllium ursinum
Allium ursinum
These images were taken in Czechia, Silesia, Frýdek (April 20 and May 18, 2003).