Dainty white flowers with pinkish-red center stripes on petals arranged in a flat-topped to rounded cluster. Each round, upright stem has two grass-like leaves. 4-8 inches tall. Blooms in May and June.
Common on dry prairie.
Edible "prairie onion" bulbs have a strong onion odor. Native American tripes and early settlers used wild onions as greens and flavoring, enjoyed them raw or boiled in stews, and often dried them for winter use.