Allium photos on the wiki + Eremurus

Jane McGary
Wed, 21 Jul 2004 09:02:13 PDT
Thanks to Mark for posting a photo of Allium hookeri var. muliense, and 
saving me the trouble of photographing it so I could ask him what it is.

I recently bought this plant from Collectors Nursery in Battle Ground, 
Washington. I believe they have a good supply of them. They have a website 
through which plants can be ordered. Their plants are grown from seed that 
proprietor Diana Reeck collected in China.

Jane McGary
Northwestern ORegon, USA

At 09:45 PM 7/20/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi folks,
>I posted 3 photos of Allium hookeri var. muliense, an unusual species from
>China, inhabiting forest margins and moist meadows in Sichuan and Yunnan
>provinces, at 2800 - 4200 m elevation.  The species in unique in having up 
>to 8-9
>leaves in fine condition at flowering, the plant looking more like a 
>than an allium, until the ball of bright yellow flowers appear in June and
>early July. The flower stem is approximately 2'-4" tall (70 cm).  This 
>grows from thick fleshy roots attached to narrow cylindric bulbs.

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