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Sun: Full, partial

Moisture: Medium-wet to medium-dry

Height: 1.5'

Bloom Time: July, August

Bloom Color: Pink-tinged white

Genotype: Winona, MN (shares a Level II ecosystem, Mixed Woods Plains, with Southeastern Michigan).

Indigenous interactions: Widely consumed as a food. In the Great Lakes area, the Ojibwa ate the bulbs in the spring.


This tidy, charming plant produces a tuft of long, narrow, grasslike leaves and a drooping cluster of pinkish-white flowers that attract native and domestic bees. Good in borders, rain gardens, or in front-yard native gardens. 

Allium cernuum (Nodding onion)

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