Scientific Name:
Allium roseum subsp. bulbiferum (DC.) E.F.Warb. (1952)

Bulb 2 × 1.5 cm, tunic scarious, outermost layer with prominent round pits, whitish-grey with stipitate offset bulbs. Leaves 2–4, c. 35 × 1 cm, flat < scape, light green to ± glaucous; sheaths reddish-purple. Scape 30–60 cm high, cylindrical, sheathed by leaves at base. Umbels 5–8 cm diam., ± lax, with flowers and bulbils; pedicels 4–6 times length of flowers, or longer; spathe-valve 1, persistent. Flowers 10–12 mm long, ± 12 mm diam., pale pink, with deeper pink central nerves; segments ± oblong, obtuse, margins slightly dentate. stamens c. ⅔ length of perianth; filaments entire, without appendages. Bulbils c. 5 mm long, becoming reddish, shinning. Capsule not seen.

[From: Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]


Flowering: Oct.–Nov.