Allium Species F-M

Miscellaneous Allium species from F to M are listed on this page. Other species are found on other Allium subpages listed below in blue. For a complete alphabetical listing of alliums described and/or pictured on this wiki consult the table in the main Allium page.

Allium heldreichii From Mt. Olympus in Greece. NARGS seed from 2002. Photo by Arnold Trachtenberg

Allium heldreichii, Arnold Trachtenberg

Allium hermoneum is a species native to Israel. Photo by Gideon Pisanty.

Allium hermoneum, Gideon Pisanty

Allium hollandicum is a species native to Iran, synonym Allium aflatunense. Photographs by David Pilling, the last one shows shoots in spring (right) compared with tulips.

Allium hollandicum, David PillingAllium hollandicum, David PillingAllium hollandicum, David PillingAllium hollandicum shoots (right) compared with tulips, David Pilling

In the bulb photo the coin is about an inch in diameter. Photo 2 shows a bulb formed at the base of the seed head; photo 3 shows seed pods and seed on a 10 mm grid.

Allium hollandicum bulbs, David PillingAllium hollandicum seed head with bulb, David PillingAllium hollandicum seed pods and seed, David PillingAllium hollandicum seed, David Pilling

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' is a deep coloured strain believed to originate in 1963 from a selection by J. Bijl. It is often incorrectly called Allium aflatunense 'Purple Sensation' or described as a garden hybrid from Holland named Allium Ă—hollandicum 'Purple Sensation'. RHS AGM. Photo 1 by Janos Agoston. Photo 2 comparing this cultivar with the common form by David Pilling.

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation', Janos AgostonAllium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation', David Pilling

Seeds of 'Purple Sensation' are viable, and are easy to grow by spreading the seeds over the surface of a prepared seed pot in the Autumn, and left in the elements over Winter. Photos below by Travis Owen of first year seedling bulbs.

Fisrt year seedling bulbs of Allium 'Purple Sensation', Travis Owen

Allium kharputense is native to Turkey and Iran where is grows on stony hillsides from 1500 to 2500 meters. It blooms late spring and has white flowers. Photo by John Lonsdale.

Allium kharputense, John Lonsdale

Allium kollmannianum is from Israel. Photo by Gideon Pisanty.

Allium kollmannianum, Gideon Pisanty

Allium komarowii Lipsky (often misspelled "komarovii") is from Tajikistan and Central Asia. Photos provided by RH, acquired from Paul Christian.

Allium komarowii, RHAllium komarowii, RH

Photos below by field grower Wietse Mellema.

Allium komarowii field, Wietse MellemaAllium komarowii, Wietse Mellema

Photos of the leaves by Rimmer de Vries.

Allium komarowii, 19th April 2014, Rimmer de VriesAllium komarowii, 19th April 2014, Rimmer de Vries

Allium kurssanovii is an uncommon species, perhaps most closely related to Allium saxatile. This is a fairly robust plant, with narrow, densely bunching bulbs with fibrous tunics growing close to the surface and much of the bulb neck protruding above ground. The leaf bases tend to be red-striped. Flexuous, terete (round-in-cross-section) foliage and stems reach about 16" (40 cm), topped with balls of pinched bright pink flowers. Unlike most alliums that are actually sweet scented, this one is a true stinker, and all parts of the plant smell bad. If you don't like that aspect, grow Allium saxatile instead. Photos by Mark McDonough and John Lonsdale.

Allium kurssanovii, Mark McDonoughAllium kurssanovii, John LonsdaleAllium kurssanovii, John Lonsdale

Allium macranthum - First photograph is not a very good shot of this Himalayan and Chinese species, but it does show the floral detail that distinguishes the species. Very late to emerge, the flowers don't appear until late July to mid August with pendant droplets of pink to purplish flowers. The stems tend to be tall and floppy. Prefers rich, humusy soil in partial shade. Photos by Mark McDonough and Arnold Trachtenberg.

Allium macranthum, Mark McDonoughAllium macranthum, Arnold Trachtenberg

Allium meronense Fragman & R.M. Fritsch is native to Israel and Lebanon. Bulbs are egg-shaped, up to 30 mm long. Scape is flexuous or ascendant, up to 25 cm long. Leaves are narrowly lanceolate, up to 30 cm long. Tepals are white with faint green midveins; anthers yellow; ovary deep purple. The species was first describes in "New Species of Allium Sect. Melanocrommyum from the Eastern Mediterranean authored by Ori Fragman-Sapir and Reinhard M. Fritsch.

Photos by Gideon Pisanty. First photo shows flowers, second photo shows ripening seed pods.

Allium meronense flowers, Gideon PisantyAllium meronense fruit, Gideon Pisanty

Allium moschatum - I'm particularly fond of this tiny delicate species, from European/Mediterranean regions. While its appearance is demure, I assure you the plant is tough, hardy, and long-lived. Excellent in a trough where its small proportions can be appreciated, it flowers in July-August atop wiry 4-5" (10-12.5 cm) stems. The foliage is extremely short, firm, wiry, and basal. The flowers are white, with reddish veining. Photo by Mark McDonough.

Allium moschatum, Mark McDonough

Allium index - Allium flavum Relatives - American alliums A-B - American alliums C - American alliums D-F - American alliums G-H - American alliums I-M - American alliums N-R - American alliums S-Z - Big Ball alliums - Blue alliums - chives - Domed alliums - Drumstick alliums - Miscellaneous alliums A-E - Miscellaneous alliums N-R - Miscellaneous alliums S-Z - Rhizomatous alliums

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