This member of the Iridaceae
was given this name by
Georgi Ivanovich Rodionenko in 1961. It from Asia Minor:
Anatolia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, the Republic of Georgia, growing in peat to
grit with some water and some sun. The onion will grow to 6 centimetres in diameter, the plant reaches for 20
centimetres. The large flower are
blue-violet with a yellow stripe and spots. It can be reproduced both by
onions and seeds. I found mine in Roskilde 2003.