Etymology: Allium: Latin for "garlic"
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb, onion odor; stems stout; roots a stem-like bulb
Leaves: many, hollow, round in cross-section, and mostly along the stem
Flowers: purple to pink, 6-parted, 1/3"-1/2" long; inflorescence several small, dense, rounded umbels; blooms June-July
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped