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Family: ALLIACEAE 

 Tulbaghia alliacea
 
  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1782
Family:  Alliaceae
Habitat:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Clay - Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  15-25 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange-Brown (Pink?)
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Wild Garlic, Wilde Knoflok, Woodland Garlic
Synonyms:  Tulbaghia inodora Gaertn. 1791. Tulbaghia narcissiflora, Salisb. 1796. Tulbaghia brachystemma, Kunth 1833. Tulbaghia cernua Avé-Lall 1844. Omentaria alliacea, Kuntze 1891.

   This member of the Alliaceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus Jr.  in 1782. It is found in the western part of South Africa, growing in a loos clay, sand or other light soil with some water and lots of sun. The rhizome can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 or even 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are orange-brown or even pink.

This is a winter grower.

Tulbaghia is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope.