Allium geyeri var. geyeri

(Geyer’s Onion)

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Allium geyeri var. geyeri, Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Co. 9007

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Allium geyeri var. geyeri, Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Co. 8998

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Allium geyeri var. geyeri, Gold Dust Trail, Park Co. 6786

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Allium geyeri var. geyeri, Breakneck Pass, Park Co. 4590

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Allium geyeri var. geyeri, Sheep Park, Park Co. 0008

Scientific Name Allium geyeri var. geyeri USDA PLANTS Symbol ALGE
Common Name Geyer's Onion ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 42643
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to alpine (4500 to 14000 ft); moist areas along streams and in meadows, and alpine environments.
Plant: Erect perennial to 20 inches tall with single, stout stem.
Leaves: Two to three slender basal leaves as long as stem, aromatic when crushed.
Inflorescence: Erect umbel atop scape with 10-25 flowers; individual blossoms 3/16-inch across; tepals usually pink, sometimes white; no bulblets.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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