The onion genus is a member of the amaryllis family
, which consists of only two species, both ornamentals.
"They are actually a member of the amaryllis family
and they're native across a huge geographical area, from Europe to Western Asia.
This is likely because the flowers of these amarillys species closely resemble those of true lilies, and because the amaryllis family
is considered to be a part of the lily family in some classification systems.
They look like giant snowdrops, but are actually members of the amaryllis family
This is another plant from South Africa belonging to the Amaryllis family
. At a recent gardening morning I held, someone brought along a bowl of autumn flowering Sternbergia lutea, from the same family.