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Tulbaghia alliacea

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Author: Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1782
Origin:  Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Clay - Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  15-25 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange-Brown (Pink?) / Green
Propagate:  Seeds
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 Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, 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 and green.

The genera is named after Ryk Tulbagh, governor of the Cape of Good Hope. The species name means 'looking like Allium', another member of the family.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Alliaceae is now part of the Amaryllidaceae.

This is a winter-grower.