C1832

Allium blandum

Allium blandum is a species of wild onion that is commonly known as the “Smooth Garlic.” It is a perennial plant that belongs to the Allium genus, which also includes other familiar plants like garlic, onions, and leeks. The plant … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Allium blandum

Date:

C1832

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

330mm 
x 435mm

Paper Size: 

380mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
Allium blandum - Antique Print from 1832

Genuine antique
dated:

1832

Description:

Allium blandum is a species of wild onion that is commonly known as the “Smooth Garlic.” It is a perennial plant that belongs to the Allium genus, which also includes other familiar plants like garlic, onions, and leeks.

The plant has a basal rosette of flat, linear leaves and a scape (flowering stem) that can reach up to 30 cm tall. The flowers are in a dense spherical umbel and they are white or pinkish in color. The plant can be found in the wild in many parts of North America, typically in dry open woods, rocky ridges, and meadows.

It’s also known as “Field Garlic” and “Wild Garlic,” and it’s edible. The bulb, leaves, and flowers are edible and are used to add a garlic-like flavor to dishes, and it’s also used as a medicinal plant. It’s also used as a ornamental plant in gardens and it’s known for it’s beautiful flowers and nice scent.

Nathaniel Wallich (1786 - 1854)

Wallich was the director of the Calcutta Botanic Gardens for over 30 years. He trained native plant collectors and sent them into parts of the Himalayas which were closed to Europeans. In doing so many hardy plants were introduced into England and are now grown in many gardens. He also trained native artists to make botanical drawings and one of these was Vishnu Prasadva who accompanied him on many journeys. "These Indian draughtsman's images are so vivid and vigorous that they make most other botanical series look insipid by comparison". Wilfred Hunt.

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