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|Family: Alliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Allium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Allium vineale L.
Habit: Bulb 1--2 cm, ovoid, bulblets several, stalked, hard-shelled, exposed as bulb coats disintegrate; outer coat +- brown to +- yellow, striate, splitting into strips, cells vertically elongate in narrow, wavy rows. Stem: 30--100 cm. Leaf: 2--4, << stem, 20--60 cm, 2--4 mm diam, sheathing lower stem. Inflorescence: flowers generally few, sterile, all or in part replaced by bulblets; pedicels 12--15 mm. Flower: 3--4 mm; perianth parts ovate, entire, green-white to purple; inner filaments with 2 obvious, lateral appendages; ovary crest 0.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed places; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NW, n SNF, ScV, n CW, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Allium validum
Next taxon: Allium yosemitense
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Allium vineale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12660, accessed on May 01, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 01, 2016.