Vascular Plants - Amaryllidaceae - Allium:
Allium scilloides
fragile onion, scilla-like onion, 
Blooms: March - April
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Native
Conservation Status: Watch List ()

Distribution: Douglas County to Klickitat County, Washington, lower foothills of the Cascades to east of the Columbia River
Habitat: Scablands and dry, barren, gravelly soils.
Species Description:

General: Scapose perennial from a solitary ovoid bulb, outer coats reddish or brownish, without a network pattern.
Leaves: Leaves 2, flat, recurved, much longer than the scape, and with it breaking of at the ground at maturity; scape flattened and 2-edged; bracts 2 or 3, ovate.
Flowers: Umbel few- to several-flowered, pedicels thick, about as long as the tepals; flowers congested, white or pink, becoming red; tepals elliptic to ovate, 7-10 mm. long, the midrib strongly thickened; stamens 6, shorter than the tepals; anthers purple or brown; stigma 3-lobed.
Fruits: Capsule 3-celled, without a crest.
Accepted Name:
Allium scilloides Douglas ex S. Watson
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Allium scilloides
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of Allium scilloides specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Allium scilloides specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Allium scilloides treatment.

E-Flora BC: Allium scilloides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Allium scilloides images.

USDA Plants Database: Allium scilloides.
Additional photographs of Allium scilloides:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Don Knoke, 2008

Don Knoke, 2008

Rod Gilbert, 2009

Rod Gilbert

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2009

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2011

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012

Ron Bockelman, 2012
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