DRUMMOND'S WILD ONION
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Allium drummondii  Regel
Gove County, Kansas
Perennial
Height: 4-10 inches
Family: Amaryllidaceae - Amaryllis Family
Flowering Period:   April, May
Stems: Stems absent. Bulbs ovoid, 2/5 to 4/5 inch diam.
Leaves: Mostly basal, sessile, parallel-veined, channeled, V-shaped in cross-section, 3.2 to 8 inches long, 1/25 to 1/6 inch wide.
Inflorescences: Scape 4-10 inches; umbels 10-25-flowered; bracts 2-3, 1-nerved, membranous.
Flowers: Pedicels 1/5 to 4/5 inch; flowers not replaced by bulbils; perianth campanulate; tepals 6, petal-like, distinct, becoming papery and rigid in fruit, spreading, pink or white, often with rose-colored midrib, narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 1/5 to 1/3 inch; stamens 6, adnate to tepals proximally; pistil 1.
Fruits: Capsules not crested; seeds usually 6, black, ovoid, shiny.
Habitat: Mixed-grass and shortgrass prairies
Distribution: West 2/3 of Kansas
Origin: Native
Comments: Allium species were historically included in a broadly defined Liliaceae in most state and regional floras and checklists covering Kansas or the Great Plains. Named for English botanist James Drummond.

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