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Allium cernuum

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Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Bulbs

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, alkaline, rich, loam, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Time: June, July, August

Bloom Color: pink, lilac

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds, colonizing, cottage garden plant, deer resistant, edible, fragrant plant, fragrant root, naturalizing, rock garden plant

Allium cernuum (nodding onion)
  • Allium cernuum (nodding onion)
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  • Flower of Allium cernuum (nodding onion)

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Description

Allium cernuum

Also known as:

nodding onion

,

nodding wild onion

,

wild onion

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: IA, MN, NY

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Liliidae
Order Liliales
Family Liliaceae Lily family
Genus Allium onion
Species Allium cernuum nodding onion