Liliaceae
Allium amplectens

Slimleaf Onion

Erect flower stem with withering leaves. Leaves 2–4, narrow, somewhat rounded in cross section, attached along stem. Cluster of 10–50 white to light pink, papery flowers tops stem; tips of petals do not turn up; ovary distinctly 6-crested. Petals cup up and over ovary as they wither. Grows in vernal-wet clay and serpentine soils that become hot and dry, below 7000 ft.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--12 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Van Is. , Wallowas, East Gorge, Crater Lake NP, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes