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Sonoran Desert Plants
Allium macropetalum (Desert Onion, cebollin)



 Allium macropetalum

 Allium macropetalum

 Allium macropetalum

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: forb,perennial
Leaf Description: basal linear grasslike simple
Flower Color: white or whitish and red and purple
Flowering Period: Mar. to June
Spines: spineless
Family: Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis family)
Abundance: widespread,common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 4 (4.6 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Allium macropetalum (opens in a new tab).






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