Allium meteoricum

Allium meteoricum Heldr. & Hausskn. ex Halácsy is native to Albania, Greece (mainland) and Former Yugoslavia, though it's distribution in the countries that make up the Former Yugoslavian countries is uncertain. This tiny species makes a 1-3 cm ball of flowers on a 15 cm stem in summer. The flowers are light pink cylinders with contrasting yellow anthers. It grows on dry rocky slopes, and likes well drained conditions in the garden. Photo by Wietse Mellema of a large mass of the bulbs in his bulb farm in the Netherlands.

Allium meteoricum, Wietse Mellema
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