Allium caucaseum Ker Gawl
Allium caucasicum M.Bieb.
Allium caucasium Poir.
Allium caucason Turra ex Sacc.
Allium globosum M.Bieb.
Allium globosum M.Bieb. ex Redouté
Allium gmelinianum Miscz. ex Grossh.
Allium moly Griseb. & Schur ex Regel
Allium moschatum Sint. ex Regel
Allium ochroleucum Rchb.
Allium paniculatum Ker Gawl.
Allium rupestre Fisch. ex Schrank
Allium ruprechtii Boiss.
Allium savranicum Besser
Allium stevenii Willd. ex Ledeb.
Allium tauricum Pall. ex G.Don
Allium tenuifolium Schur
Allium xanthicum chloranthum Nyman
Schoenissa caucasea Salisb.
Allium saxatile is a herbaceous perennial plant growing from an underground bulb. It produces a cluster of 5 - 7 grass-like leaves and a flowering scape 20 - 50cm tall. Ew bulbs are produced on a short rhizome, the plant geveloping into a cluster of growth[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Eurasia - Belarus and european Russia, east to the Caucasus
Rocks, stony places, sands, and steppes[
Species in this genus generally prefer a sunny position in a light well-drained soil[
The bulbs should be planted fairly deeply[
]. Most members of this genus are intolerant of competition from other growing plants[
The plant is used for food[
]. No more information is given, but Alliums in general are often harvested for their edible leaves and bulbs, and sometimes also for their flowers[
Although no specific mention of medicinal uses has been seen for this species, members of this genus are in general very healthy additions to the diet. They contain sulphur compounds (which give them their onion flavour) and when added to the diet on a regular basis they help reduce blood cholesterol levels, act as a tonic to the digestive system and also tonify the circulatory system[
Allium species usually grow well with most plants, especially roses, carrots, beet and chamomile, but they inhibit the growth of legumes[
]. They are, in general, bad companions for alfalfa - each species negatively affecting the other[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, the juice of most species in this genus (especially those with a strong onion or garlic smell) can be used as a moth repellent[
The whole plant is said to repel insects and moles[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle - if you want to produce clumps more quickly then put three plants in each pot. Grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter and plant them out into their permanent positions in spring once they are growing vigorously and are large enough.
Division of the bulbs, preferably in the dormant season.