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Keeled Garlic / Hrptasti luk

Allium carinatum L.


Allium carinatum is a BULB growing to 0.6 m, it is in flower from June to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by insects. Edible Parts are: Flowers; Leaves; Root. Edible Uses: Bulb - raw or cooked. The bulb is very small, about 15 mm tall and 10 mm in diameter. Leaves - raw or cooked. Flowers - raw. Bulbils - raw or cooked. Rather small and fiddly to use, but they have a fairly pleasant onion/garlic flavor. The juice of the plant is used as a moth repellent. The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles.


It is found in Europe (Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Meadow).


Although 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 no individual reports regarding this species have been seen, there have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in large quantities and by some mammals, of certain members of this genus. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy 8 years ago
hrptasti luk
Allium carinatum Flora Croatica Database : 742

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1 Comment

injica 8 years ago

Hvala :)

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Spotted on Jul 19, 2013
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