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Allium burdickii (Narrowleaf wild leek)
Smith, R.W.

Allium burdickii

Allium burdickii (Hanes) A.G. Jones

Narrowleaf Wild Leek

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Synonym(s): Allium tricoccum var. burdickii

USDA Symbol: ALBU2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Linear , Oblong
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 8 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White to cream or yellowish.


USA: IA , IL , IN , KY , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NS

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade

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View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

Web Reference

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


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

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