Allium is a genus of monocot perennial bulbous plants, informally referred to as the onion genus. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic (Lyons 1900). Many Allium species are used as food plants; in most species, both bulb and leaves are edible. The genus includes many economically important crops, garden vegetables, and herbs, including onions (A. cepa), shallots (A. cepa var. aggre... Text © Jacqueline Courteau, modified from Wikipedia.See more in the Encyclopedia of Life...
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0.65%6 of 918 accepted Species.
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