Allium brandegeei

(Brandegee’s Onion)

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Allium brandegeei, CR 12, Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3893

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Allium brandegeei, CR 12, Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3897

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Allium brandegeei, CR 12, Kebler Pass, Gunnison Co. 3889

Scientific Name Allium brandegeei USDA PLANTS Symbol ALBR
Common Name Brandegee's Onion ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 42716
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (3900 to 10800 ft.); sandy, rocky soils.
Plant: Short, erect perennial 3 to 10 inches tall.
Leaves: One or two narrow, green, linear leaves 3 to 10 inches long, usually persistent (lasting until bloom time).
Inflorescence: Erect, compact umbel atop a short (1 to 3-inch long) scape; 8 to 25 bell-shaped flowers with white lanceolate to elliptic tepals with prominent green to purplish midvein; two ovate spathe bracts with pointed tips just below the umbel.
Bloom Period: May to July.
Reference: "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott, Flora of North America and USDA Plants.
Note: Flowers had yet to open in the images above.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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