L., Sp. Pl. 299 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Crow (or field) garlic.
Stem 30-80 cm high, almost filled with pith and sheathed up to the middle; basal bulb surrounded by numerous bulbils; leaves almost terete, hollow, slightly channelled, c. 1.5 mm broad.
Flowers campanulate, few, pale-pink or white, with numerous bulbils, in a dense head which often consists only of bulbils; spathe of 1 broad bract, which is abruptly contracted into a stiff green point longer or shorter than the head (in our specimens it is 10-25 mm long); pedicel much longer than the perianth which is 3-4 mm long; stamens slightly exceeding the perianth, the inner filaments 3-fid, the lateral points exceeding the anther; plant with onion smell.
Parsons (1973) Noxious weeds of Victoria, figs 4-6.
S.Aust.: EP, MU, SL, KI. N.S.W.; Vic. New Zealand; native to the Mediterranean region and adjacent parts of Europe.
Flowering time: Summer.
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