Allium guttatum

Allium guttatum Steven is a European species. There are perhaps three or four accepted subspecies. Photo by Wietse Mellema, possibly a subspecies.

Allium guttatum (subsp?), Wietse Mellema

Allium guttatum ssp. dalmaticum is from Albania and W. Yugoslavia to E. Bulgaria, where it is considered endemic. This is a purple color variant of Allium guttatum. It is nice, but not as attractive as the ssp. of A. sardoum shown below. Photo by Mark McDonough.

Allium guttatum ssp. dalmaticum, Mark McDonough

Allium guttatum ssp. guttatum (syn. Allium margaritaceum) ranges from the Aegean region to E.C. Ukraine.


Allium guttatum ssp. sardoum - a fine European species from Portugal to Turkey, with dense heads of white flowers held precisely spaced, showing off bright white pedicels and small fluffy white florets stained with a small dark blotch on each tepal. The first photo was taken by Mark McDonough, July 18, 2002 and another view of this species is shown in the second photo of plants grown by Arnold Trachtenberg in New Jersey from bulbs purchased from Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery.

Allium guttatum ssp. sardoum, Mark McDonoughAllium guttatum ssp. sardoum, Arnold Trachtenberg

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