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Allium scilloides- plant

Classification System: APG IV

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

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

Allium scilloides Douglas ex S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 14: 229. 1879.

Allium fragile A.Nelson, Univ. Wyoming Publ. Sci., Bot. 1: 123. 1926.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Allium scilloides in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Sep 17. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: fragile onion

Allium scilloides, called the fragile onion, is a plant species endemic to the US State of Washington. It has been reported from only 4 counties, all on the eastern side of the Cascade Range: Klickitat, Kittitas, Yakima and Grant. It grows on barren, gravelly slopes at elevations of 300–1300 m.[3][4] The species is sometimes cultivated in other regions as an ornamental.[5]
Allium scilloides growing on dry basalt flats, Douglas County Washington

Allium scilloides produces bulbs along an underground rhizome, each bulb round to egg-shaped, up to 2 cm across. Flowers are bell-shaped, about 7 mm across; tepals white, pink or purplish with green midribs; anthers purple; pollen white to gray.[3][6][7][8][9]

"NatureServe Explorer - Allium scilloides". NatureServe Explorer Allium scilloides. NatureServe. 2022-06-22. Retrieved 22 Jun 2022.
The Plant List
Flora of North America v 26 p 275, Allium scilloides
BONAP (Biota of North America Project) floristic synthesis, Allium scilloides
"Gardening Europe, Allium scilloides". Archived from the original on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
Watson, Sereno. 1879. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 14: 229.
Hitchcock, C. H., A.J. Cronquist, F. M. Ownbey & J. W. Thompson. 1969. Vascular Cryptogams, Gymnosperms, and Monocotyledons. 1: 1–914. In C. L. Hitchcock Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press, Seattle.
Nelson, Aven. 1926. University of Wyoming Publications in Science. Botany 1(5): 123–124, f. 7.
Onions of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington, Paul Slichter

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