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Monday - April 17, 2006

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Identification
Title: Drummonds wild onion growing along creek in St. Edwards Park
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I live near St Edwards Park in Austin and was wondering what the name of the onion is that grows along the creek. Thanks

ANSWER:

My guess is that it is Drummond's wild onion (Allium drummondii). Another possibility is Canada onion (Allium canadense var. canadense).

 

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