|Scientific Name||Allium brandegeei||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ALBR|
|Common Name||Brandegee's Onion||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||42716|
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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