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Onion Family
4 species
Wild Leek - flower approx. 7 mm - umbel to 5 cm - leaves 20 to 30 cm - height to 60 cm - Claireville Conservation Area - July 2010
Wild Leek
Order: Asparagales
Family: Alliaceae (Onion family)
Genus: Allium
Species: Tricoccum
Perennial - formerly part of the Lily family (Liliaceae) -
also known as Ramp, Spring Onion - leaves wither at
flowering - native to Canada
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Updated July 9 2011
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Wild Chives - flower head approx. 2.5 cm - leaves to 50 cm - height to 50 cm - Samuel Smith Park - May 2010
Wild Chives
Order: Asparagales
Family: Alliaceae (Onion family)
Genus: Allium
Species: Schoenoprasum
Perennial - formerly part of the Lily family (Liliaceae) -
also known as Wild Onion - native to Canada
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Updated January 1 2012
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Wild Leek - flower approx. 7 mm - umbel to 5 cm - leaves 20 to 30 cm - height to 60 cm - Lower Don Valley (Todmorden Mills) - May 2013
Wild Leek
Order: Asparagales
Family: Alliaceae (Onion family)
Genus: Allium
Species: Tricoccum
Perennial - formerly part of the Lily family (Liliaceae) -
also known as Ramp, Spring Onion - leaves wither at
flowering - native to Canada
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Updated July 9 2011
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Field Garlic
Genus: Allium
Species: Vineale
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Updated January 11 2016
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Field Garlic - flower approx 5 mm - leaves to 60 cm - height to 1.2 m - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2015
Family: Alliaceae (Onion family)
Class: Liliopsida
Perennial - formerly part of the Lily family (Liliaceae) - also
known as Wild Garlic, Wild Onion, Crow Garlic, Scallions -
many plants have the common name Wild Onion or Garlic -
flowers initially covered in papery
spathe - fields, roadsides
and waste areas - similar to native Meadow Garlic (A.
canadense) - native to Europe, north Africa and Middle East
Some sources now consider the Onion family to be a sub-family of the Amaryllis
(Amaryllidaceae) family
Persian Onion
Genus: Allium
Species: Aflatunense? Cristophii?
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Class: Liliopsida
Family: Alliaceae (Onion family)
Perennial - formerly part of the Lily family (Liliaceae) - also
known as
Purple Sensation - escaped ornamental - native
to A
sia
Persian Onion - flower approx 1.5 cm - umbel to 10 cm - leaves to ? cm - height to 1 m - Rennie Park - May 2009
Order: Asparagales
Order: Asparagales