Tapertip Onion

Allium acuminatum
  • Description: Perennial herb up to 30cm tall. Leaves are grass-like, flowers are bright pink to purple. Also known as Hooker’s onion.
  • Habitat: Open, grassy areas at low elevations; dry, rocky bluffs.
  • Pair with: Camas, sea blush, death camas, fool’s onion, and chocolate lily.
  • Fun Fact: The bulbs and leaves are edible and have a strong onion odor, but this colourful wildflower is best enjoyed for its beauty. On wet years, the blooming can be spectacular.

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