Sceptre-leaved Onion (Allium falcifolium)

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Botanical names:
Allium falcifolium Accepted
Allium breweri Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 4 inches
Leaves: Other: each plant has but a couple of glaucous, falcate re-curved grey- green leaves
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: deep rose-purple or maroon
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Ca (Calcium)
Na (Sodium)
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seed to blooming takes 4 years +.
Propagation: Other methods: Bulbs
Pollinators: Bees
Various insects

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Dec 2, 2011 3:07 AM

Naturally occurs on serpentine soils and outcrops from San Francisco Bay north into Oregon.
An small attractive onion w/ an inflorescence 2 to 3 cm diameter, w/ 10 to 30 florets.
Considered an heirloom, from 1841.

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