Allium hollandicum R. M. Fritsch
Common Name: PERSIAN ONION
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Collected from a disturbed forest on dunes, this large, showy species, with broad basal leaves in a rosette and umbels of attractive purple flowers, is commonly cultivated, and was described from cultivated material. Perhaps a cultigen of hybrid origin; the group of species to which this belongs is mostly native to the mountains of southwest and central Asia.

First collected by W.S. Martinus in 2018 from Ottawa Co.; this spreads readily in garden settings and has also been collected as an escape in Minnesota (see Schimpf et al., 2007, which also has a more detailed discussion of the species).

 

Locations

Ottawa County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 8, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2949.