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Camp Verde Area - Sue Smith


Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Allium bigelovii - Bigelow onion

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Liliaceae


   
 
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Flowers
Camp Verde Area
Sue Smith
Flowers
Camp Verde Area
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Camp Verde Area
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Allium bigelovii is a very distinct species without obvious affinity to other North American species.
Identification notes: Flowering stems short; flower segments pink. Leaf blade flat or channeled to almost round in cross-section. Bulb coats with prominent meshes under hand lens.
Height: 2 to 5 inches


Habitat

Habitat Description: Open, dry rocky soil in grassland, open chaparral, and desert scrub communities.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands
Elevation: 1500 - 5000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Pink to white     Shape: Bell-shaped in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: Pink or white flowers with red tips and a pink (not purple) midrib. Flowering stems are short, 2 to 4 inches tall.


Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Basal     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Two leaves, often longer than the flowering stalk. Leaf blades are less than 1/4 inch wide, flat or involute.


Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes


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