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Allium cernuum var. cernuum

Allium cernuum Roth var. cernuum

Nodding Onion

Liliaceae (Lily family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 20 inches tall.
Leaf: Leaves up to about 10 inches long.
Flower: Nodding umbel with 8-35 flowers.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AK , AR , CO , DC , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , NE , NY , OH , OR , PA , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , SK

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


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

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