Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Allium cernuum Roth image
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Emmet J. Judziewicz

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Margery Melgaard

Margery Melgaard

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Liliaceae
Allium cernuum Roth
nodding wild onion
Allium: Latin for "garlic"
cernuum: drooping, nodding
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb, onion odor; from thinly-conical bulb tapering to a stem
Flower: white to pink, 6-parted, 1/4" wide; inflorescence a many-flowered, nodding, rounded cluster (umbel), forming no bulblets; blooms July-Aug.
Fruit:3-lobed capsule
Leaf:grass-like, almost basal, shorter than the flowering stalk
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies, hillsides; in rocky, sandy, loamy, clayey soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Allium allegheniense Small
Allium oxyphilum Wherry
Allium recurvatum Rydb.

         
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