Photo of Siberian Garlic Chives (Allium nutans): diagnostic characteristics of Allium nutans.

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Name: Mark McDonough
Massachusetts (Zone 5a)
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Jan 30, 2018 4:54 PM CST
Good photo to see some diagnostic characteristics of Allium nutans, the flower buds are nutant (nodding, drooping) hence the species name, the "winged" or "keeled" edges on each side of the stem can be clearly seen, and the gray leaves are broader and more bluntly tipped than it's close relative Allium senescens. Although not seen in this photo but can be seen in other photos, in Allium nutans the flower heads are a full sphere, whereas in A. senescens flowers are arranged in hemispherical heads.
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