Allium macropetalum Rydb.
Largeflower onion, Large-petal onion, Desert onion, Desert onion lily
Liliaceae (Lily Family)
USDA Symbol: ALMA4
Large-petal or desert onion is a low, desert species with narrowly linear leaves and pink-striped, six-petaled flowers in a cluster at the top of a separate stem.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT
Native Distribution: E. UT & w. CO, s. to AZ & TX
Native Habitat: Open deserts
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Allium macropetalum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Allium macropetalum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Allium macropetalum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff