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Allium schoenoprasum
Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific name - Allium schoenoprasum L.

Synonyms - Allium tenuifolium, cepa schoenoprasum, porrum schoenoprasum, Schoenoprasum vulgar.

Popular names - ajo moriscom cebollino, Erba cipollina, Binsenlauch, Chiva, Chiva garlic, asatsuki, cebolinha Frances.

Distribution and Habitat - grows in wet environments, 1000-2400 m altitude.

Description - species bulbs, bulb fusiform, with a short rhizome; tunic external membrane. Strain fistula. Leaves cylindrical fistula. Shoulder divided into two unequal parts, persistent. Hemispherical inflorescence, 2-5 cm. Flowers actinomorfe, hermafrosite sent. Campanula perianth; tepale 8-12 x 2.5-3 mm, pink or purple, with the median nervure more intense purple. Superior ovary. Blooms in May-September. Capsule 2.5-3 mm. Seeds black. 2n = 16.

Requirements - well-drained soil, sunny moist su exhibitions.

Propagation - the seeds in early spring. Distance between plants should be 25 x 50 cm.

Properties and Uses - Used as an ornamental species, for border or in pots.

Leaves eaten cooked or raw with oil and fish. Leaves used like raw onions or garlic in a salad.

Drying loses aromatic properties.

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