Taxon: Allium schoenoprasum L.

 
Genus: Allium
  Subgenus: Cepa
    Section: Schoenoprasum
Family: Amaryllidaceae
  Subfamily: Allioideae
      Tribe: Allieae
Nomen number: 2369
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:301. 1753
Name Verified on: 02-Jun-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Jun-2009
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 33 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (leaves as herb, spice fide Crop Prod Sci Hort 3:14. 1994)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of leek (fide Allium Crop Sci 89. 2002)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of Welsh onion (based on hybrid formation by ovary culture fide Bull. Fukuoka Agric. Res. Cent. 26:25-30.)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Xinjiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, - Honshu
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Khabarovsk, - Primorye, - Kamchatka
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, - Buryatia, - Chita, - Gorno-Altay, - Irkutsk, - Kemerovo, - Krasnoyarsk, - Novosibirsk, - Taymyr, - Tomsk, - Tuva, - Tyumen, - Yakutia-Sakha, - Yamal Nenets
    • Western Asia: Iran; Iraq; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation - Nenets
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Germany; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Greece; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, - Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia, - Manitoba, - Nunavut, - Saskatchewan

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

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