Allium prostratum

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蒙古野韭 meng gu ye jiu
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
A. prostratum
Binomial name
Allium prostratum
L.C.Trevir. 1822 not Maxim. 1859

Allium prostratum is an Asian species of wild onion native to Siberia (Zabaykalsky Krai, Buryatia, Yakutia), Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang. It grows in sunlit locations on steppes and rocky slopes.[2]

Allium prostratum spreads by means of a robust horizontal rhizome. It produces 1 or 2 bulbs up to 10 mm in diameter. Scape is up to 25 cm tall. Leaves are tubular, shorter than the scape. Umbel is hemispheric, with purple flowers.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ The Plant List
  2. ^ a b Flora of China v 24 p 186, Allium prostratum
  3. ^ line drawing of Allium prostratum, Flora of China Illustrations vol. 24, fig. 197, 1-3
  4. ^ Treviranus, Ludolf Christian. 1822. Alii species quotquot in horto botanico Wratislaviensis coluntur recensuit, rariores observationibus illustravit 16.
  5. ^ Kitagawa, Masao. 1934. Botanical Magazine (Tokyo) 48(566): 92.