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Plant Details

Allium allegheniense

Allegheny Onion

Scientific Name:

Allium allegheniense

Common Name:

Allegheny Onion

Plant Family

Alliaceae (Onion Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

magenta-purple

Size in Feet:

1 ft, 6 in

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, early September

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

In thin soils around outcrops, generally of mafic rocks (such as amphibolite or hornblende gneiss) or calcareous rocks, primarily at moderate to fairly high elevations (1000-1600m)

Notes:

Although not recognized by most recent authors, A. allegheniense seems distinctive enough in morphology, ecology, and distribution to warrant taxonomic recognition at some level; additional study is needed Weakley Flora 2012

Patch of Allegheny Onion

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Paynter, August 2011

Flowers

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In seed

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Paynter, September 2011

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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