Ball-head onion (Allium sphaerocephalon)

The ball-head onion is a native species in Hungary, which our colleagues discovered in several glades of the Peszér-forest.

Ball-head onion is perennial, 20-90 cm tall plant. Its leaves are semi-cylindrical, slightly depressed at the top, they are max. 30 cm long and 1 to 4 mm wide.

It blooms in June-July.

Lime lover; it lives in rocky grasslands, steppe grassy slopes, wooded steppes and sand meadows, loess associations, loess patches and their secondary production sites.

It is a relatively easily identifiable species.

Nature conservation value: HUF 5,000


Photo: Judit Hartdégen and Arnold Erdélyi, July 2019


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