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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium columbianum

Allium columbianum (Ownbey & Mingrone) P.M.Peterson, Annable & Rieseberg, 1988

Allium douglasii var. columbianum Ownbey & Mingrone

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Idaho; Montana; Washington

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Peterson, P.M., Annable, C.R. & Rieseberg, L.H., Syst. Bot. 13: 211 1988.
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.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Allium columbianum. Published online. Accessed: Sep-03 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Allium columbianum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sep 03. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Columbian onion

Allium columbianum, the Columbian onion, is a species of onion native to eastern Washington (Pend Oreille, Spokane, Lincoln and Whitman Counties), northern Idaho (Idaho, Clearwater, Latah and Kootenai Counties), and the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana (Ravalli and Sanders Counties). It is a perennial herb[2] that grows on shallow, wet soils at elevations of 300–1100 m.[3][4]

Allium columbianum produces egg-shaped bulbs up to 15 mm long. Flowers are up to 10 mm across, pink to light purple with green midrib; anthers and pollen blue to gray.[3][5][6] Flowers bloom May to July.[2]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin". Retrieved 2022-02-15.
Flora of North America v 26 p 266,Allium columbianum
BONAP (Biota of North America Program) 2013 county distribution map, Allium columbianum
Ownbey, F.M., & L.V. Mingrone. 1969. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest 1: 747.
Peterson, PM, CR Annable, LH Rieseberg. 1988. Systematic relationships and nomenclatural changes in the Allium douglasii complex. Systematic Botany 13:207-214. Archived 2010-09-28 at the Wayback Machine

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