Allium siskiyouense

Siskiyou Onion

Erect, narrow, flat, 1–3 in. stem. Pink bulbs near or at surface of soil. Leaves 2, flat sickle-shaped, 2 or more times the length of flowering stem, curving to one side. Flower head atop 2 bracts. Flowers 10–35, rose to bright pink; erect petals often with darker midvein and pointed tips; stamens 1/2 as long as petals. Grows in open, usually serpentine, rocky soils, mid to high elevations. Sometimes makes large, dense displays. See similar species A. platycaule.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 1--3 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Dry Rocky Sites
  • Found In: Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes

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