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Hairy Garlic / Trepevičavi luk

Allium subhirsutum


It is in flower from Apr - May, and the seeds ripen from Jun - July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees, insects (4th photo).


Native to Europe - Mediterranean. Grows in rocky, stony arid places and woods.


There is no specific mention of medicinal uses has been seen for this species, members of this genus are in general very healthy additions to the diet. They contain sulphur compounds (which give them their onion flavour) and when added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system. Although the plant is considered as edible (flowers, leaves and root), there have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in very large quantities and by some mammals, of certain members of this genus. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible.

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Pula / Pola, Croatia

Spotted on Apr 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 28, 2013

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