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Allium coryi (Yellowflower onion)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Allium coryi

Allium coryi M.E. Jones

Yellowflower Onion, Yellow-flowered Onion

Liliaceae (Lily Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Apex: Acuminate
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 1 foot tall.
Flower: Flowers in 4 inch globe.
Fruit: Seeds black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


Native Distribution: Known only from western Texas.
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Clay, Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Calcareous.


Use Ornamental: Attractive, Blooms ornamental, Pocket prairie, Shortgrass meadow
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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