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Allium aaseae

Allium aaseae Ownbey

South Idaho Onion

Liliaceae (Lily family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 4 inches tall.
Leaf: Two slender leaves up to about 10 inches long, often reclining.
Flower: Umbel with 5-25 flowers.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Often fade to white with dark midribs.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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