From Flora of North America:
Leaves persistent, withering from tip by anthesis, 1, basally sheathing,...
So there is only one leaf, and it grows through your winter?
yes, the flower-stem emerges from near the base and the foliage isn't phased by our mild winters,
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
I have a number of American alliums grown from seed which seem rather similar
This one came as A. dichlamydeum but I think it's more likely to be A. bolanderi
This one was labelled A. bolanderi
This is a seedling A. peninsulare
Allium abramsii as seen above
A few more onions in the garden! This one was purchased just last weekend as Allium acuminatum, at least that's what the seller thinks it is! Any comment, Mark?
In the garden Allium acutiflorum has started to gently self-seeded into this part of the garden, the Pinnacle Bed,
Another drumstick type, Allium amethystinum, is less intent on spreading but propagates easily by offsets,
Here's a more up-to-date pic of the Allium which I got as A. dichlamydeum but which I'd decided was more likely to be A. bolanderi; why I decided that is unclear to me now! I wonder if Mark or some other allium expert can comment on it,
Hi Fermi, nice Alliums, and I promised you on SRGC that I would respond to the questions on identifications of these American Allium you posted. As usual, along with the holiday rush, comes the huge work rush to get stuff done by the holidays.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Posted on SRGC, was this special announcement on a new monograph; for Allium fans, it's a must-download, enjoy.
Alliums 2013 topic on SRGC Forum, this is the starting point on discussing the new book, and shows the color photo.
"A Taxonomic Review of Allium subg. Melanocrommyum in Iran"
by Reinhard M. Fritsch and Mehrdad Abbasi
Not only is this publication monumental and revolutionary in every respect, the 244 page PDF documents full of keys, highly detailed plant descriptions, maps, and color photographs, is free to download, here's the link:
..... for Allium fans, it's a must-download ......
...... and, I would say, for anyone who has the remotest interest in 'Rock Garden' plants,
A truly very special work. A big thank you for drawing our attention to it Mark, and perhaps more so, a huge THANK YOU to the authors for ensuring its widespread availability. Surely this approach to dissemination of information will lead to a much wider interest in the subject, Perhaps NARGS may write to the authors on behalf of us all??
53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !
A couple of Allium favum ssp tauricum grown from AGS Seedex seed a few years ago,
This is what I have as Allium saxatile; the first pic shows the intriguing way the flower-heads are nodding until the florets are ready to open,
Hi Fermi, I have several forms of Allium saxatile, this pink one looks nearly identical to one that I grow, it's fairly robust. And yes, the buds do nod initially giving it an interesting look.
It's -23C (-10 F) this morning, with a fresh 50 cm of snow, sunny but not warming up much past -15C (5 F). I still haven't cleaned my Allium seed collections from this year, must do so, then sow, and any surplus I will offer up here.