L., Sp. Pl. 309 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Onion weed, wild onion.
Roots long, fibrous; stem hollow, usually branching above, 20-60 cm high, stiff; leaves long, cylindrical, striate, hollow.
Buds pink, flowers white, in long racemes; pedicels jointed, with a bract at the base; pefianthsegments with a brown central nerve; anthers orange.
Capsule containing 3-6 black triangular wrinkled seeds, the valves notched at the top, wrinkled transversely.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 182.
Common weed especially of disturbed areas such as roadsides.
S.Aust.: LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States. New Zealand. Native through the Mediterranean region to northern India.
Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.
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