Allium atrorubens

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium atrorubens


Allium atrorubens, S.Watson


USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Vernacular names
English: dark red onion


Allium atrorubens is a species of wild onion known by the common name darkred onion, or dark red onion.

This plant is native to the southwestern United States where it grows in the sandy soils of the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin and higher elevation deserts. It grows from a reddish-brown bulb one to one and a half centimeters wide. The stem is short and is surrounded by few coiled tubular leaves. Atop the stem is an inflorescence of up to 50 flowers. Each flower has six shiny, iridescent, sharply triangular tepals with dark midveins. The tepals are usually magenta to maroon but are lighter pink or white occasionally. Each flower is about a centimeter wide.

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