What is a garlicule? was Re: The world's most desired bulb

David Pilling via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Thu, 16 Apr 2020 14:01:33 PDT

On 16/04/2020 17:35, oooOIOooo via pbs wrote:
>My particular garlic variety, however, did not produce any carpules. 
Instead it produced what appears to me to be one very small bulb in the 
place of each fruit.

There's a photo on the PBS wiki of an Allium bulb growing on a seed head:


A quote from the wiki

"Allium canadense ... most of the flowers are replaced by bulbils... 
Each year I ... bag and discard the promiscuous propagules."

David Pilling
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