Allium forrestii

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. forrestii
Binomial name
Allium forrestii

Allium forrestii is a species of onion native to the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Tibet and Yunnan. It grows on mountain meadows and slopes at elevations of 2700–4200 m.[1][2]

Allium forrestii produces a clump of bulbs, each rarely more than 7 mm across. Scapes are purple, up to 30 cm tall, round in cross-section. Leaves are narrow and linear. Umbels are small, with only a few flowers. Flowers are deep purple.[1][3]