Allium pumilum

Allium pumilum Vved. is a rhizomatous alpine species native to the Mongolian Altai region in Central Asia. The plants grow at an altitude of around 2800 m in dry tundras and in alpine grasslands in upper part of alpine belt. It is very similar to Allium amphibolum, but differs in the leaves are curved, straight with amphibolum (among other details illustrated in the link below).

See a good description of the species here: Virtual Guide to the Flora of Mongolia: Allium pumilum.

Photo by Andrey Dedov in the Altai Mountains.

Allium pumilum, Altai Mountains, Mongolia, Andrey Dedov

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