Allium robinsonii

Robinson's Onion

Stem erect, about 2 in. tall. Leaves approximately 3 in. long, round, staying green through flowering. Flower head tops purple bracts fused into ring. Flowers pale lavender-pink to white, containing conspicuous red-black pollen. Grows in pure sand, usually under bushes and between basalt outcrops just above high water mark in Columbia River Gorge.

  • Rarity: Endemic
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: East Gorge
  • Native: Yes