Top 10 Most Beautiful Garlic and Onion Flowers

The 10 prettiest flower of the genus Allium.

Onions and garlic are two of the basic and most important spices consume by humans worldwide. The city where I am presently residing is tagged as “The Onion Capital of the Philippines”. In connection to this, our city conducts an annual festival called the “Tanduyong Festival”.

Some varieties of onion and garlic are cultivated for commercial purposes, others just grow in the wild and some are grown as ornamental plants. When we buy onions or garlic in the market or in grocery stores, we only see them (usually) on their harvested/dried forms, ready for consumption. But have you ever seen an onion or garlic on a pot, in the wilderness or while they are still on the farm?

When we chop onions, they usually makes us cry, now, feast your eyes with some of their most gorgeous and beautiful flowers. Most of these flowers are from wild varieties and some of them are from ornamentals.

Here are the 10 most captivating garlic and onion flowers.

Redskin Onion (Allium haematochiton)

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Allium haematochiton is a species of wild onion known by the common name redskin onion. It is native to northern Baja California and southern California where it grows on the slopes of the coastal hills. It has a small rhizome associated with clusters of red-skinned bulbs. From these grow several naked green stems, each with a few withering, curling leaves. Atop each stem is an inflorescence of several flowers, each on a short pedicel.

Giant Onion (Allium giganteum)

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This beautiful flower that is about to bloom belongs to Giant Onion, a perennial plant. This plant is an edible bulb, and it is used as a medicinal and ornamental plant.

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This unique flower that looks like a ball is the full-blown flower of Giant Onion.

Rawhide Hill Onion (Allium tuolumnense)

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25 Responses to “Top 10 Most Beautiful Garlic and Onion Flowers”
  1. Lauren Axelrod Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I love the Lily Leek. It reminds me of one of my favorite flowers. The Dendrobium Orchid. Interesting article Norbert. The pictures are fantastic.

  2. Leo Reyes Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Nice pictures. Great article

  3. Unofre Pili Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 9:06 am

    Wonderful and surprising. I never knew about these beautiful flowers from onion. Thanks for sharing bro.

  4. Karen N Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Beautiful pictures. I never knew that onions and garlic could be so pretty.

  5. lanne Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 10:02 am

    These are so pretty. I have some onions that I plant every year just for the flowers, but I never knew there were so many. Nice article.

  6. valli Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful pictures and interesting article.

  7. Alexa Gates Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    those are beautiful!

  8. BC Doan Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    My backyard is full of Lily Leek, and I took a series of their pictures, but didn’t know what they are…Beautiful, beautiful pictures, and great article, Norbert!

  9. Judy Sheldon Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    These flowers are breath taking. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed learning about these.

    What do they smell like?

  10. swapna Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    very nice flowers…..

  11. swapna Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    very nice flowers…..

  12. mae Says...

    On September 14, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Very pretty. I didn’t know garlic or onions have flowers. tnx!

  13. acecampillo Says...

    On September 15, 2008 at 5:55 am

    They are really very interesting beautiful flowers. Nice Job. :)

  14. eddiego65 Says...

    On September 15, 2008 at 6:54 am

    Really beautiful flowers. Nice work, bro.

  15. Juancav Says...

    On September 15, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Pretty and colourful flowers,it was a surprise to me.

  16. Denny Lyon Says...

    On September 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    tasty AND pretty, can’t beat that!!! ~ d

  17. nobert soloria bermosa Says...

    On September 19, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    thank you very much for reading and commenting, i appreciate it very much more than words can say.

  18. tracy sardelli Says...

    On September 22, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Gosh, this is the first time I have seen there flowers,,,Excellent article, Thank you Nobert.

  19. Anon Says...

    On May 31, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I came across this article while researching the Lily Leek. Your information and picture of the Lily Leek is taken straight from Wikipedia and shouldn’t be allowed to be republished.

  20. Kathy Says...

    On May 31, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    There’s an image source link right underneath the picture; therefore, it is ok. What are you anyway? the Lily Leek Police?

  21. Unknown Says...

    On January 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful flowers!

    I never though onion flower have so many different kind. I was born and grew up from a place where we grow onions and garlics for living…looking from the pictures above, the only flower refresh my memory is the Broadleaf Wild Leek but the rest first time seeing it…very glad!

    I remember I used to pull Broadleaf Wild Leek to eat and it tasted kinda sweet and crunchy…its pipe or tree or whatever you call it…usually thicker and stronger than orginary one. We usualy treat Broadleaf Wild Leek as a wild one and pull it to make soup. :)

    This is my first time seeing onion flower in picture…..thank you for sharing!

  22. flowers Says...

    On April 24, 2010 at 3:50 am

    the butifull flowers is a life flowers

  23. Joanne Says...

    On May 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Can I send you a picture for identification? I think it is an onion flower, (6 petals, basal leaves), but it doesn’t match your pictures, since the flowers are more solitary. I was biking yesterday, and the woods were blanketed with this flower.
    I never imagined it could be onion. I should have done more detective work (smelled it). Joanne

  24. King pushpak Says...

    On July 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I like these all pics

  25. Arunkumar Says...

    On September 16, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Nice and rare flowers. Thanks my friend!

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