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|Family: Alliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Allium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Allium sativum L.
Habit: Bulb 3--6 cm, (1.5)3--8 cm diam, depressed-ovoid, outer coats white to light brown, surrounding 5--15(60) bulblets (cloves), sculpture 0. Stem: 25--100+ cm, 5--20 mm. Leaf: 6--12, sheathing +- 1/2 stem, solid, 20--100 cm, 5--20 mm diam, margins, keel minute-toothed. Inflorescence: flowers generally aborted in bud, replaced by 50--250 bulblets, when present generally 5--20, among bulblets. Flower: 3--5 mm; perianth parts erect, lanceolate to lance-ovate, generally acute, +- green to pink.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, roadsides; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon (Imperial Valley); Distribution Outside California: native possibly to southwestern Asia. Note: Reported only near garlic fields, but expected elsewhere as bulblets allow for easy dispersal.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
Next taxon: Allium serra
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Allium sativum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12633, accessed on May 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 29, 2016.