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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 that tastes like cultivated onion.

Family: Liliaceae

Synonym(s): Canada onion, Meadow garlic, Wild onion, Allium acetabulum, Allium canadense var. ovoideum, Allium canadense var. robustum, Allium continuum


Duration: Perennial

Habit: Herb

Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Color: White, Pink

Bloom Time: Apr, May

Water Use: Low

Light Requirements: Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Dry

Bloom Notes:

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