Allium prattii 

This species came misidentified from Chen Yi as A. aciphyllum (a species with very narrow 
needle-like foliage). Of the bulbs I received, two different species with broad leaves resulted,
one being the subject species, A. prattii, the other being A. ovalifolium var. ovalifolium.
Inhabiting forests and thickets, in damp situations, this species needs to be grown in some

shade, in well-drained humus-enriched soil, watered regularly during the growing season.

The stems were 12-14" tall, the flowers opening early July (photo taken July 7, 2007).

In the view below, we see spring foliage of Allium prattii on the top (the tapered
strap-like leaves) and Allium ovalifolium var. ovalifolium on the bottom, with broader leaves.




Photos by Mark McDonough

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