Allium vineale

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 13 August 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Allium vineale (NL: Kraailook / EN: Wild Garlic, Crow Garlic / DE: Weinberg-Lauch / FR: Ail des vignes) is a perennial bulbflower now taxonomically placed in the amaryllidaceae family. All parts of the plant have a strong garlic odour. The underground bulb is 1-2 cm diameter, with a fibrous outer layer. The main stem grows to 30-120 cm tall, bearing 2-4 leaves and an apical inflorescence 2-5 cm diameter comprising a number of small bulbils and none to a few flowers, subtended by a basal bract. The leaves are slender hollow tubes, 15-60 cm long and 2-4 mm thick, waxy textured, with a groove along the side of the leaf facing the stem. The flowers are 2-5 mm long, with six petals varying in colour from pink to red or greenish-white. It flowers in the summer.

Image: Ufenau (CH) - 02/07/2011

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie foto. Zeer speciaal, nog nooit gezien.

13 Aug 2011 6:41am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice macro !

13 Aug 2011 7:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent

14 Aug 2011 12:58am

Canon EOS 400D
1/400 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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