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Allium senescens subsp. montanum var. glaucum

 

German Garlic

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyAmaryllidaceaeAmaryllis family—plants that grow from bulbs. Includes onions and many others
GenusAlliumOnions, leeks, shallots, garlic, scallions, etc.
SpeciessenescensMeans “waning”
subsp.montanumMeans “through the mountains”
var.glaucumMeans “bluish-gray,” for the leaves

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Allium senescens subsp. montanum var. glaucum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Jan 2011.

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Allium senescens (German Garlic)

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)