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allium

'SHALLOT,' Allium ascalonicum, a hardy bulbous perennial, which has not been certainly found wild and is regarded by A.

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In some cases (Allium, Convolvulaceae, &c.) rows of cells with latex-like contents occur, but the walls separating the individual cells do not break down.

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Such a mitre appears on a seal of Archbisho p Thomas Becket (Father Thurston, The ?P allium, London, 1892, p. 17), The custom was, however, .already growing up of setting the horns over the front and back of the head instead of the sides (the mitre said to have belonged to St Thomas Becket, now at Westminster Cathedral, is of this type), 1 and with this the essential character of the mitre, as it persisted through the middle ages, was established.

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Allium roseum, L.

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Upon the highest summits are found Saponaria Pumilio (resembling our Silene acaulis) and varieties of Galium, Euphorbia, Astragalus, Veronica, Jurinea, Festuca, Scrophularia, Geranium, Asphodeline, Allium, Asperula; and, on the margins of the snow fields, a Taraxacum and Ranunculus demissus.

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RAMSONS, in botany, the popular name for Allium ursinum, a bulbous plant 6 to 18 in.

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unio, liberally unity, oneness, applied to a large pearl and to a species of onion), Allium Cepa (nat.

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The Potato Onion, Allium Cepa var.

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The Tree Onion or Egyptian Onion, Allium Cepa var.

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The Welsh Onion or Ciboule, Allium fistulosum, is a hardy perennial, native of Siberia.

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allium; Ital.

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Knoblauch), Allium sativum, a bulbous perennial plant of the natural order Liliaceae, indigenous apparently to south-west Siberia.

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The wild "crow garlic" and "field garlic" of Britain are the species Allium vineale and A.

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the synergidae in species of Mimosa, Iris and Allium, and in the last-mentioned the antipodal cells also.

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In Coelebogyne (Euphorbiaceae) and in Funkia (Liliaceae) polyembryony results from an adventitious production of embryos from the cells of the nucellus around the top of the embryo-sac. In a species of Allium, embryos have been found developing in the same individual from the egg-cell, synergids, antipodal cells and cells of the nucellus.

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Some Commelinaceae and Marantaceae approach grasses in foliage; the leaves of Allium, &c., possess a ligule; the habit of some palms reminds one of the bamboos; and Juncaceae and a few Liliaceae possess an inconspicuous scarious perianth.

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In the immediate vicinity of water the sedge (Carex physoides) grows, and sporadic patches of Allium.

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In these cases the base may give off lateral stipulary processes, as in Allium and Alyssum calycinum.

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CHIVE (Allium Schoenoprasum), a hardy perennial plant, with small narrow bulbs tufted on short root-stocks and long cylindrical hollow leaves.

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allium ursinum, otherwise known as Wild Garlic or ramsons.

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