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Allium simillimum-5-02-04

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium simillimum
Name

Allium simillimum Henderson
References

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

Vernacular names

Allium simillimum, the Simil Onion, or dwarf onion, is a plant species native to Idaho and Montana (Gallatin and Ravalli Counties). It grows on sandy soils at high elevations in the mountains, 1800–3400 m.[1][2][3]

Allium simillimum produces egg-shaped bulbs up to 1.7 cm long. Flowering stalks are rarely more than 5 cm tall. Flowers are bell-shaped, up to 10 mm across; tepals white with green or pink midribs; anthers purple; pollen white or gray.[1][4][5]
References

Flora of North America v 26 p 268, Allium simillimum
BONAP (Biota of North America Program) floristic synthesis, Allium simillimum
Dwarf Onion — Allium simillimum. Montana Field Guide. Montana Natural Heritage Program.
Henderson, Louis Forniquet. 1900. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 27(6): 355–356.
Cronquist, A.J., A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren & Reveal. 1977. Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. 6: 1–584. In A.J. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal & P. K. Holmgren (eds.) Intermountain Flora. Hafner Pub. Co., New York.

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