Allium amplectens

Allium amplectens

name = "Allium amplectens"

image_width = 260px
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Liliopsida
ordo = Asparagales
familia = Alliaceae
genus = "Allium"
species = "A. amplectens"
binomial = "Allium amplectens"
binomial_authority = Torr.
synonyms = "Allium attenuifolium"
"Allium monospermum"
"Allium occidentalis"

"Allium amplectens" is a species of wild onion known by the common name narrowleaf onion. It is native to western North America where it grows in woods and especially in clay and serpentine soils. It grows from a pinkish-brown bulb and sends up a naked green stem topped with an inflorescence. When closed the inflorescence is wrapped in bright pink to magenta bracts. It opens to produce between 10 and 50 shiny white to pale pink flowers, each under a centimeter wide. The six stout stamens and the ovary are white or tinted pink or lavender. It is a fairly widespread species.

External links

* [,8354,8357 Jepson Manual Treatment]
* [ USDA Plants Profile]
* [ Photo gallery]

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