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     The life cycle of Allium sativum can be defined by the different stages
 shown to the left. Above the dashed red line shows the diploid stages and
 below the line shows the haploid stages. During the diploid stages is when all
 the actually growing of the plant takes place. The haploid stages are that of
 the separation of the two different sex orientations. The majority of the time
 is spent in the diploid stage of its life cycle.
     The only thing with Allium sativum is that it has become infertile over the
 many years of cultivation. Wild versions are still fertile in most cases, but
 there is not very much wild Allium sativum, just like there is not very much
Zea mays. Both are monocots and go through basically the same life
 cycle, however have very different ways of going about their life style. See
 the link on Zea mays for its information.




The image to the left shows the flower of Allium sativum just before it is about to blossom and the image to the right shows Allium sativum blossoming. It makes a beautiful small white flower that would be perfect for any bouquet.



If you have any questions, comments, or found any errors, please email me at gallant.kirk@students.uwlax.edu.

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