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Allium macropetalum

Allium macropetalum Rydb.

Largeflower onion, Large-petal onion, Desert onion, Desert onion lily

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ALMA4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX , UT
Native Distribution: E. UT & w. CO, s. to AZ & TX
Native Habitat: Open deserts

Growing Conditions

Light 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 on display at the following locations:

Tohono Chul Park, Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Bibliography

Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Allium macropetalum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Allium macropetalum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Allium macropetalum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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