Allium carinatum L.

A. carinatum L. Sp. PL ed. 1 (1753) Regel AIL Adh. Cogn. Mo- nogr. (1875) 185; Vel. Fl. Bulg. (1891) 559; Hayek Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. Ill (1933) 56—57; A. carinatum var. typicum Stoj. et Stef. Фл. на Бълг. изд. 3 (1948) 245 — Килест, гребенест лук

Fam:   Liliaceae Hall.
Genus:   Allium L.
Species: Allium carinatum L.
English Name: Keeled garlic or Witch's garlic


Perennial . Bulb ovoid, 1 to 1.5 cm in diameter, with brown or black, almost leathery outer skins, with thin parallel veins. Stem 25 - 45 cm tall, leaved to the middle with rough or smooth vaginal leaves. Leaves 3 - 4, narrow linear, 1 - 2 mm wide, more or less curved, rough or smooth and equal in length of the stem. Involucre 3 times the length of the inflorescence. Inflorescence with bulbs, round, loose, with few bossoms. Blossom handles equal, 2 - 4 times longer than perianth. Perianth ovoid bell-shaped, purple pink, leaves are much darker streak, with coating, matte, 5 - 6 mm in length, almost equal, elliptic oblong, blunt. Filament’s handles 1.5 times longer than perianth leaflets, fused at the base and with each other perianth, styliform, purple, light purple anthers, yellow pollen. The bar sticks out significantly beyond perianth. Pistil is elongated, stands a short smooth handle.From: „Флора на Народна Република България”, том  II, БАН, София, (1964 )

Allium carinatum, the keeled garlic or witch's garlic, is a perennial plant up to 60 cm tall. It is widespread across central + southern Europe, with some populations in Asiatic Turkey. It is cultivated in many places as an ornamental and also for its potently aromatic bulbs used as a food flavoring.[3]
Allium carinatum produces a single small bulb rarely more than 15 mm long, flat leaves, and an umbel of purple to reddish-purple flowers. The flowers are on long pedicels and often nodding (hanging downwards].[5][6]


Allium carinatum is considered native to the Mediterranean Region from Spain to Turkey, north to Sweden and the Baltic Republics. It is naturalized in the British Isles[4]
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Flowering Time: Blooms: VI - VII.

References: „Флора на Народна Република България”, том  II, БАН, София, (1964 ), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Distribution in Bulgaria: In grassy areas, bushes and rocks Spread throughout Bulgaria. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Balkan Peninsula, Ukrainian Black Sea coast, Crimea, the Caucasus, east to Iran.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

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