Taxon: Allium oleraceum L.

Genus: Allium
  Subgenus: Allium
    Section: Codonoprasum
Family: Amaryllidaceae
  Subfamily: Allioideae
      Tribe: Allieae
Nomen number: 2333
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:299. 1753
Name Verified on: 12-Jan-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Jan-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Cornucopia; Pl Book)
  • Weed: (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere in temperate regions


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