Liliaceae
Allium cernuum

Nodding Onion

Erect leafless flower stem with hanging head, many basal leaves, just shorter than flowering stem. Grass-like leaves remain green through flowering. Flowers in numerous nodding clusters with bracts at base, pink to white, bell-shaped. Grows in moist rocky soils from coast to subalpine.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 20 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Meadow, Coastal
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP, Wallowas
  • Native: Yes