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Allium schoenoprasum
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Distribution: Across southern Canada and northern United States; in Washington, along the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers

Habitat: Wet meadows, rocky or gravelly streambanks and lake shores

Flowers: April - August

Origin: Both native and introduced populations

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Scapose perennials from elongate, clustered bulbs, inner coats whitish or pinkish, outer coats grayish or brownish, minutely striate.

Leaves:

Leaves usually 2, terete, hollow, 1-7 mm. thick, partially sheathing and shorter than the scape; scape 2-5 dm. tall, rather stout, terete.

Flowers:

Umbel several- to many-flowered, pedicels slender, shorter than the tepals; tepals 8-12 mm. long, elliptic to lanceolate, pointed, the tips recurved, pale to deep lilac or white; stamens 6, over the length of the tepals.

Fruits:

Capsule 3-celled, without a crest.

Accepted Name:
Allium schoenoprasum L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 301. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Allium schoenoprasum L. var. laurentianum Fernald
Allium schoenoprasum L. var. schoenoprasum [KZ99]
Allium schoenoprasum L. var. sibiricum (L.) Hartm. [KZ99]
Allium sibiricum L.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Allium schoenoprasum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Allium schoenoprasum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Allium schoenoprasum photos.

USDA Plants: Allium schoenoprasum information.

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