Allium cepa flowers


Common names:- Bulb onion or common onion.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
Clade:     Angiosperms
Clade:     Monocots
Order:     Asparagales
Family:     Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily:     Allioideae
Genus:     Allium
Species:     A. cepa
Binomial name
Allium cepa


As a foodstuff they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a prepared savoury dish, but can also be eaten raw or used to make pickles or chutneys.