cultivated onion, garden onion
Etymology: Allium: Latin for "garlic"
Plants: perennial forb, onion odor
Leaves: basal, grass-like with pointed tips, hollow
Flowers: white to pink, tubular shape; inflorescence round cluster
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - rarely escaped
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.