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Scientific Name Allium cernuum USDA PLANTS Symbol
ALCE2
Common Name Nodding Onion ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
42721
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) Wildflower Center Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine; dry, open hillsides and meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves to 10 inches long, smooth, grasslike, aromatic when crushed.
Inflorescence: Flowers in drooping cluster, individual blossoms 1/4-inch across with 6 pink or white tepals.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Allium geyeri USDA PLANTS Symbol
ALGE
Common Name Geyer's Onion ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
42643
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) eFloras.org Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine; moists areas along streams and in meadows.
Plant: Erect perennial to 20 inches tall with single, stout stem.
Leaves: Slender basal leaves as long as stem, aromatic when crushed.
Inflorescence: Flowers in small cluster, individual blossoms 3/16-inch across; tepals usually pink, sometimes white.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
Colorado Status
Native



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