Nevada Onion

Allium nevadense

Nevada Onion

Color: White/pink

Common name: Nevada onion

Latin name:
Allium nevadense

Family:
ALLIACEAE (was Liliaceae)

Height:
Stem — 5–15 cm

Description:
Low-growing cluster, flower 7–12 mm, petals ovoid to lance-shaped, white or fading to pink with dark pink mid-veins. Usually 5 to 25 flowers on the inflorescence (main stem.)

Leaf:
1.5–2 X stem, cylindric, tip tightly coiled before withering

Range:
Desert mountains, Mojave Desert.

Habitat:
Sandy or gravelly slopes, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Elevation:
1280 - 1675 m

Flowering time:
Apr-June

Notes:
Perennial bulb forb/herb, minor toxicity. It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in California; common elsewhere). Distribution outside California to Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Utah. This species was photographed in the Castle Peaks area of the Mojave National Preserve, April 2005.

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