Allium siskiyouense

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Siskiyou onion
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Allium siskiyouense
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. siskiyouense
Binomial name
Allium siskiyouense
F.M.Ownbey ex Traub
Synonyms[1]
  • Allium falcifolium var. demissum Jeps.
  • Allium siskiyouense Ownbey in Munz & Keck 1959, not validly published, no Latin description

Allium siskiyouense is a North American species of wild onion known by the common name Siskiyou onion. It is native to the Klamath Mountains and nearby ranges of northern California and Oregon.[2] It grows in serpentine and other rocky soil types.[3]

This small onion plant grows from a reddish-brown bulb one or two centimeters long. It produces a short stem no more than 8 centimeters long and two sickle-shaped leaves which are usually longer. The inflorescence contains up to about 35 flowers, each with dark-veined pink tepals around a centimeter long and sometimes toothed at the tips.[4][5][6]

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