Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Allium odorum L.


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Name: Allium odorum L.
Nomencl. ref.: Mant. Pl. 62. 1767 [15-31 Oct 1767]
Rank: species

Common names

US name U.S. name: Chinese chives
en English name: fragrant garlic
English name: fragrant onion
German name: ästiger Lauch

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Allium odorum
Allium odorum
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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)

Distributional map for Allium odorum L.
Map for Allium odorum L.
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae

Genus: Allium

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