A perennial that produces onions. It has a variety of uses. People use it in the house to prevent mildew. Doctors recommend the onion for some vitamins and to arose the appetite, but Allium cepa is commonly known for its culinary purposes. (salads and flavoring). The Proliferum group produces bulbils in the inflorescence which is one common way of propagating these plants.
The other two groups of A. Cepa are the Cepa group in which single onions are produced with no bulbils in the inflorescence (common onions) and the Aggregatum group which does not produce bulbils but produces lateral bulbs (Shallots)
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