Allium cernuum

(Nodding Onion)


Allium cernuum, Medano Pass Road, Saguache Co. 7778


Allium cernuum, Four MIle Area, Chaffee Co. 0156


Allium cernuum, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 0179

Scientific Name Allium cernuum USDA PLANTS Symbol ALCE2
Common Name Nodding Onion ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 42721
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5500 to 11000); dry, open areas on hillsides and in meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves to 10 inches long, smooth, grasslike, aromatic when crushed.
Inflorescence: Nodding, many-flowered terminal umbel; individual blossoms 1/4-inch across with 6 pink or white tepals.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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