Common name: Crow Garlic, False Garlic
Allium vineale L. APNI*
Description: Erect herb, mostly 35–75 cm high; bulb ovoid, 15–30 mm diam.
Leaves 3–5, 15–60 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, with 15–30 longitudinal veins, glabrous with smooth margins.
Umbel 2–5 cm diam., few-flowered; scape 17–75 cm long; pedicels 15–19 mm long; spathe entire, caducous. Perianth campanulate; tepals 3–4 mm long, obtuse or subacute, pink to greenish white. Stigma entire. Stamens slightly exserted; outer 3 filaments simple, 3.5–4 mm long, c. 0.8 mm wide; inner ones 3-fid, 4–5 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide.
Capsule 3–4 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated and naturalized in Glen Innes, Urana and Berridale districts. Native of Eur. & N Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NT, *ST, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by D. C. Godden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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