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Granite Mtn - Tr 308 - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Allium bisceptrum - twincrest onion

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Liliaceae

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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Leaves and stem
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Many small, rose-pink, star-like flowers are in a loose, rounded cluster at the top of a single, reddish to green bare stem. Flat, narrow, green leaves grow from the base of the plant.
Identification notes: Leaves flat, broadly channeled, usually green when plant is flowering. Flower tepals (sepals and petals) lance-shaped with a long-tapered pointed tip, margins entire.
Height: To 14 inches


Habitat Description: Streambanks, meadows, aspen groves.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 4000 - 10000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Pink     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: May - Jul
Description: The flower is made up of 6 small, rose-pink petals that surround a yellow center. The numerous, star-like flowers are loosely clustered at the end of a single, green to reddish stem.

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: 2 to 5 flat, long, narrow green leaves grow from the base of the plant.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Black   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Seed Notes: The black seeds are egg shaped.

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