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Allium macropetalum Rydb.
Largeflower onion, Large-petal onion, Desert onion, Desert onion lily
USDA Symbol: ALMA4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT Native Distribution:
E. UT & w. CO, s. to AZ & TX Native Habitat:
Open deserts USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Tohono Chul Park, Inc.
- Tucson, AZ
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Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff