Protected by law: Regulation 26 and Schedule III of [S.L. 549.44] (Strictly protected endemic species)
Red List (1989) :
Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)
Flowering Time :
June – July
Colour of Flowers:
White or Pink
Not particularly toxic
Name Derivation :
Allium: The classical Latin name for garlic. (Latin origin )
lojaconoi: Named for the famous Sicilian botanist Lojacono-Pojero who was the first to note that this Maltese leek is different from the previously described species and labelled it as ‘Allium melitense’ in his herbarium without ever publishing it.
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Species Images (8 images)
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-0.
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-1.
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-2.
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-3.
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-4.
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-5.
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-6.
Allium lojaconoi - Image Code: ALLLJ-7.
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