Allium moschatum

Allium moschatum is a Eurasian species of wild onion with a range extending from Spain to Iran.[2][1]

Fly garlic
"Allium moschatum" illustration from "Les liliacées" (1805) by Pierre-Joseph Redouté
Allium moschatum illustration from Les liliacées (1805) by Pierre-Joseph Redouté
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
A. moschatum
Binomial name
Allium moschatum
L. 1753 not d'Urv. 1822 nor Moris 1827 nor Sint. ex Regel 1875
Species synonymy
  • Allium capillare Cav.
  • Allium cupani Guss
  • Allium moschatum var. borzhomicum Miscz. ex Grossh.
  • Allium setaceum Waldst. & Kit.
  • Scorodon moschatum (L.) Fourr.

Allium moschatum is a bulb-forming perennial. Flowers are born in umbels on top of thin, wiry scapes rarely more than 15 cm tall; tepals white with a thin but prominent purple midvein.[3]

Formerly included[1]