This taxon is not accepted as a distinct species in the Flora of China[
], where it is treated as a synonym of Allium spirale.
Allium burjaticum is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a cluster of bulbs on a slowly creeping rhizome; it produces a cluster of grass-like leaves with flowering stems 15 - 20cm tall, occasionally to 25cm[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Although no individual reports regarding this species have been seen, there have been cases of poisoning caused by the consumption, in large quantities and by some mammals, of certain members of this genus. Dogs seem to be particularly susceptible[
E. Asia - southeastern Siberia, Mongolia
A xerophytic plant, growing on stony slopes on the steppe; in open, steppified pine forests; and on sandy soils[
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained light to medium soil[
]. Established plants are drought tolerant[
The plant is used as a vegetable and source of vitamins[
]. No more information is given, but Alliums in general have more or less edible bulbs, flowers and leaves[
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 clump. Individual bulbs or larger clumps can be separated from the main clump - individual bulbs can be planted directly into their permanent position, but are probably best grown in pots or a nursery bed until established. Larger divisions can be planted direct into their permanent position.