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Golden Garlic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Alliaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Tribe: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. moly
Binomial name
Allium moly

Allium moly, also known as Golden Garlic and Lily Leek, is a perennial plant. This plant is an edible bulb, and it is used as a medicinal and ornamental plant. It is primarily found in Spain and Southern France.

The related Odyssey story

In The Odyssey, Odysseus visited the witch-goddess Circe. She turned half of his men into swine after feeding them cheese and wine. Hermes met with Odysseus and gave him a drug called moly, a resistance to Circe’s magic. Circe, being attracted to Odysseus' resistance, fell in love with him. Circe released his men. Odysseus and his crew remained with her on the island for one year, while they feasted and drank. Finally, Odysseus' men convinced Odysseus that it was time to leave for Ithaca.



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Allium moly


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium moly


Allium moly L., Sp. Pl.: 301. 1753.


  • Cepa moly (L.) Moench, Methodus: 244. 1794.
  • Kalabotis moly (L.) Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 19. 1837.
  • Molyza moly (L.) Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 92. 1866, nom. inval.
  • Allium aureum Lam., Fl. Franç. 3: 260. 1778.
  • Allium flavum Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 235. 1796, nom. illeg. non L. (1753).
  • Allium moly var. bulbilliferum Rouy, Fl. France 12: 373. 1910.


  • Govaerts, R. (2006). World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. 2009 July 31 [1]
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Vernacular names

Svenska: Guldlök


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