short-styled onion (Allium brevistylum)

several fuchsia clusters of small upright flowers on green stems

short-styled onion (Allium brevistylum)

 

Common name: short-styled onion
Botanical name: Allium brevistylum

Light: partial to full shade
Height: 8 – 16 inches
Water: moderate to heavy
Soil type: rich, loamy soils with lots of organic matter

 

Perennial herb with fuchsia flowers in upright clusters at top of stem; basal leaves; blooms midsummer; entirely edible – similar to mild onion; found in wet sites in woodlands; stunning color!

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