Allium carinatum resembles the more common wild onion, allium vineale, differing in the larger bulbils, longer-stalked flowers, and much longer bracts.
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Most common in northern England; also in the southwest, and other areas
Up to 40 cm
Dry, calcareous grassland; often sloping or rocky places
Open clusters, a mix of flowers and bulbils, with relatively few components. Flowers are purple in bud, pink when open, and are attached by relatively long pedicels. Stamens are exserted. Below the flower cluster are two thin, veined bracts, considerably longer than the flowers
Grass-like, linear, similar in height to the flower cluster; two to four leaves per plant
June to July