Regularity: Regularly occurring
Distribution in Egypt
Mediterranean region and Sinai.
Widespread in the Mediterranean region, Sinai.
Sandy and stony places.
Life History and Behavior
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
Allium neapolitanum (Naples Garlic, Daffodil Garlic, False Garlic, Flowering Onion, Naples Onion, Guernsey Star-of-Bethlehem, Neapolitan Garlic, Star, White Garlic, Wood Garlic) is a perennial bulbous plant of the genus Allium, the onion family. It is native to southern Europe, north Africa, and the Middle East. It is classed as an invasive species in parts of the U.S., and is found primarily in the U.S. states of California, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.
It is cultivated by gardeners for its ornamental value. It bears large heads of pure white flowers in early spring, and is suitable for borders, pots, or forcing in a cool house. Allium neapolitanum typically grows to a height of between 12 and 18 inches.
There are several varieties of A. neapolitanum, including:
- Allium neapolitanum ssp. philippi
- Allium neapolitanum ssp. grandiflorum
- ^ http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ALNE3
- ^ a b c http://www.alliumflower.net/allium_neapolitanum/allium_neapolitanum.html
- ^ Nencini C, Franchi GG, Micheli L (June 2010). "Cardiovascular receptor binding affinity of aqueous extracts from Allium species". International journal of food sciences and nutrition 61 (4): 433–9. PMID 20446820.
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