Rosy Garlic - Allium roseum

Description

This small wild garlic from the Mediterranean reaches about 50-75cm in height and is topped by an umbel of fragrant florets having six pink or lilac tepals. Bulbils may or may not be present.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Rough or cultivated ground. Hedgerows, waysides, wasteland.

When to see it

Flowers from late spring to early summer.

UK Status

Introduced/naturalised with a patchy distribution concentrated around southern coasts.

VC55 Status

Scarce or under-recorded. It is not cited in Jeeves's Checklist, however there is one specimen in the herbarium at Barrow collected by Chester in Barrowden (near Northants), which may or may not have been within VC55. 

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