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RickR wrote:

From Flora of North America:

Allium abramsii

Leaves persistent, withering from tip by anthesis, 1, basally sheathing,...

So there is only one leaf, and it grows through your winter?

Hi Rick,

yes, the flower-stem emerges from near the base and the foliage isn't phased by our mild winters,

cheers

fermi

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I have a number of American alliums grown from seed which seem rather similar

line up of alliums

This one came as A. dichlamydeum but I think it's more likely to be A. bolanderi

Allium maybe dichlamydeum

This one was labelled A. bolanderi

Allium bolanderi

This is a seedling A. peninsulare

Allium peninsulare

Allium abramsii as seen above

Allium abramsiiAllium abramsii

cheers

fermi

 

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A few more onions in the garden! This one was purchased just last weekend as Allium acuminatum, at least that's what the seller thinks it is! Any comment, Mark?

Allium acuminatum

In the garden Allium acutiflorum has started to gently self-seeded into this part of the garden, the Pinnacle Bed,

Pinnacle Bed with alliumsAllium acutiflorum

Another drumstick type, Allium amethystinum, is less intent on spreading but propagates easily by offsets,

Allium amethystinum

cheers

fermi

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Here's a more up-to-date pic of the Allium which I got as A. dichlamydeum but which I'd decided was more likely to be A. bolanderi; why I decided that is unclear to me now! I wonder if Mark or some other allium expert can comment on it,

Allium dichlamydeum or bolanderi?

cheers

fermi

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Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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Hi Fermi, nice Alliums, and I promised you on SRGC that I would respond to the questions on identifications of these American Allium you posted. As usual, along with the holiday rush, comes the huge work rush to get stuff done by the holidays.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Posted on SRGC, was this special announcement on a new monograph; for Allium fans, it's a must-download, enjoy.

Alliums 2013 topic on SRGC Forum, this is the starting point on discussing the new book, and shows the color photo.
http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=10020.msg288775#msg288775

"A Taxonomic Review of Allium subg. Melanocrommyum in Iran"
by Reinhard M. Fritsch and Mehrdad Abbasi

Not only is this publication monumental and revolutionary in every respect, the 244 page PDF documents full of keys, highly detailed plant descriptions, maps, and color photographs, is free to download, here's the link:
http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/fileadmin/content-ipk/content-ipk-ressourc...

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Mark McD wrote:

..... for Allium fans, it's a must-download ......

 

...... and, I would say, for anyone who has the remotest interest in 'Rock Garden' plants, smiley

A truly very special work. A big thank you for drawing our attention to it Mark, and perhaps more so, a huge THANK YOU to the authors for ensuring its widespread availability. Surely this approach to dissemination of information will lead to a much wider interest in the subject, cool Perhaps NARGS may write to the authors on behalf of us all??

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

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A couple of Allium favum ssp tauricum grown from AGS Seedex seed a few years ago,

cheers

fermi

Allium flavum ssp tauricum, mid-yellow
Allium flavum ssp tauricum, pale yellow

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This is what I have as Allium saxatile; the first pic shows the intriguing way the flower-heads are nodding until the florets are ready to open,

cheers

fermi

.Allium.saxatile
.Allium.saxatile.(small)

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Mark McD
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Hi Fermi, I have several forms of Allium saxatile, this pink one looks nearly identical to one that I grow, it's fairly robust. And yes, the buds do nod initially giving it an interesting look. 

It's -23C (-10 F) this morning, with a fresh 50 cm of snow, sunny but not warming up much past -15C (5 F).  I still haven't cleaned my Allium seed collections from this year, must do so, then sow, and any surplus I will offer up here.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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