Hairy Garlic, Dorset
6 stamens and purple stigma
Older flower - darker bulbils at base of style
Round stem, papery bract and pink-striped petals
Leaf with hairs and slight ridge
April to May
It is thinly scattered and mainly in southern areas.
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It is naturalised in grassy places.
It is a neophyte.
Hairy Garlic is a slightly pungent, perennial, bulbous herb,
growing up to 50cm.
Flowerheads are flat-topped and up to 8cm across.
Flowers are up to 14mm across and star shaped.
The 6 petals are white with a central pink mid-stripe.
It has 6 beige anthers that darken with age and a purple-
The bulbils are only found in the flower. They are green to
start with and then darken.
The leaves are weakly ridged and hairy.
The stems are rounded.
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