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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
Name

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

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

References

USDA NRCS PLANTS Profile
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]
References

"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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