Nodding Onion

Allium cernuum
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: q’wuxwi’uc
  • Description: Perennial herb from clustered bulbs. Pale purple nodding flowers appear in summer. Unmistakable aroma of onion emanates from hollow, tube-like leaves and bulbs.
  • Habitat: Dry open woods, meadows, rock outcrops, and coastal bluffs.
  • Edibility: The strap-like leaves can be eaten like chives, and the bulbs are delicious roasted. Flowers are spicy.
  • Fun Fact: These plants can self-seed and spread in bunches when happy. Good for a sunny, hot area.

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