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Allium amplectens (Narrowleaf onion)
Brundage, Stephanie

Allium amplectens

Allium amplectens Hook.

Narrowleaf Onion

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Allium attenuifolium, Allium monospermum, Allium occidentale

USDA Symbol: ALAM2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall when flowering.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul


Canada: BC

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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