Family: Amaryllidaceae Jaume St.-Hil.

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).