Wild Onion (Allium canadense var. canadense)
Description: Wild onion grows 8–24 inches tall. It has 2 leaves, sometimes more, that are shorter than the flower stem. The flowers are in a round, compact cluster, 1–1 1/2 inches in diameter. The 6 tepals are about 1/4 inch long, white to lavender, fading with age. The plant grows from a bulb which tastes like cultivated onion.
Synonym(s): Canada onion, Meadow garlic, Wild onion, Allium acetabulum, Allium canadense var. ovoideum, Allium canadense var. robustum, Allium continuum
USDA Symbol: ALCAC
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom Color: White, Pink
Bloom Time: Apr, May
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Missing Images: Plant, Leaf, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
Data Completeness: Complete