Allium validum

swamp onion, Pacific onion

Habit: clustered, fibrous bulb producing long and angled flowering stems. Three to six flat leaves reach the flower height. Inflorescence comprised of 15-40 vivid pink flowers form a dense umbel with stamen extending above the petals. Pacific onion flowers after the camas in early summer.

Ecology: found in wet meadows and swamps, grassy areas and bogs at elevations of 4,000-11,000 ft (1200-3350 m).

Growing Conditions: full sun, moist soil. Likes wet feet.


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Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 20-40 in (50-100cm)
Map courtesy of USDA-NRCS Plants Database.