German garlic (Allium senescens)

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Allium senescens, commonly called Aging chive, German garlic, Mountain garlic or Broadleaf chives, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Allium (which includes all the ornamental and culinary onions and garlic). Genus name comes from the classical Latin name for garlic. Specific epithet means growing old. German garlic is native to Siberia, Mongolia, China and Korea. The blooms are highly attractive to butterflies, bees and other insects. Although all parts of this plant have an oniony smell and taste when cut or bruised, this species is not usually used for culinary purposes.