Wild Onion (Allium canadense)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 12 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 3 - 6 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Leaves smell like garlic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Culinary Herb
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

credit: Sam Wilson

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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 29, 2013 6:31 AM

Bulbs and shoots are edible and the bulbs can also be applied to insect stings. Smaller bees are very important pollinators of this plant.

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