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Nodding Onion

Allium cernuum

Description:

A member of the lily family, this summer flowering wildflower loves dry open forest, and grows from a perennial, oval shaped clustered bulb that smells strongly of onion. Leaves are long, slender and grass-like; see photo #4. Flowers are pink, bell-shaped and in nodding clusters.

Habitat:

Dry open woods and exposed grassy places, rock crevices and sandy soils, often with Douglas fir; scattered but locally common at low elevations.

Notes:

We found it growing around our campsite at Lac la Hache Provincial campground just south of 100 Mile House in BC. Very dainty and beautiful.

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KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

British Columbia, Canada

Lat: 51.82, Long: -121.49

Spotted on Jul 17, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

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