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Allium nevii
Nevius's garlic, Nevius's onion

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; Chelan County, Washington to Wasco County, Oregon

Habitat: Vernally wet meadows and rocky soils at low to middle elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Scapose perennial from one or more ovoid bulbs, the inner coats reddish to white, the outer coats gray to brown; with a thin inner membrane showing a distinct network pattern.


Leaves 2, concave-convex, narrow, persistent at maturity, shorter than the scape; scape usually 1-2 dm. tall, terete, not thickened below the umbel.


Umbel several- to many-flowered, the slender pedicels 2-3 times the length of the tepals; tepals usually 6-7 mm. long, entire, pointed, narrowly lanceolate, usually pink; stamens 6, about as long as the tepals.


Capsule 3-celled.

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

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Allium douglasii Hook. var. nevii (S. Watson) Ownbey & Mingrone [HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Allium nevii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Allium nevii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Allium nevii photos.

USDA Plants: Allium nevii information.

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