Allium campanulatum
rosy Sierra onion
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Distribution: In the mountains in eastern Oregon, California dnd Nevada, and on Bethel Ridge, Yakima County, Washington.

Habitat: Dry soils at medium to high elevations.

Flowers: June - July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Scapose perennial herbs from bulbs, the bulbs ovoid, usually producing from the base a cluster of short-stalked bulblets, the outer coats grayish or brownish.

Leaves:

Leaves usually 2, concave-convex, less than 5 mm. broad, about equal to the scape, withering at flowering; scape usually less than 1.5 dm. tall, cylindrical, usually solitary.

Flowers:

Umbel few- to many-flowered, the pedicels up to 4 times the length of the tepals, becoming strongly deflexed in fruit; tepals usually 7-8 mm. long, ovate to narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, entire, purplish to pinkish or white, the tips with a strong keel; stamens 6, shorter than the tepals; stigma capitate.

Fruits:

Capsule 3-celled, 6-seeded, conspicuously crested with 6 flattened processes.

Accepted Name:
Allium campanulatum S. Watson
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 14: 231. 1879. 1879.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Allium austinae M.E. Jones
Allium bidwelliae S. Watson
Allium campanulatum S. Watson var. bidwelliae (S. Watson) Jeps.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Allium campanulatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Allium campanulatum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Allium campanulatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Allium campanulatum photos.

USDA Plants: Allium campanulatum information.

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