Lampascioni, also known as Cipolle Canine or Cipollacce, are typical herbaceous plants widely found in many areas of Puglia. They are a Traditional Agricultural Food Product (PAT) of Puglia and protected by the Slow Food movement.
Lampascioni are small wild onions of pink colour with a unique and unmistakable bitter taste.
The plant has purplish flowers that bloom from spring to late summer. The bulbs, that grow to a depth of about 10-20 cm, are picked up after they have grown in the ground for at least 4 or 5 years.
(from website: Puglia and Culture)