A white-flowered onion of the Great Plains that thrives in dry soils.
Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1 foot
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: May – June
Suggested Uses: White Wild Onion does well in dry, rocky or sandy soils!
Native Range: U.S.: Native to the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. Minnesota: Minnesota is on the far eastern edge of Allium textile‘s range. Native the western border of the state.
Flowers: Umbels contain 15 – 30 white flowers that are 1/4″ long.
Leaves: The grass-like leaves rise directly from the bulb and are typically up to 12″ long.
Food Uses: The whole plant is edible, but the bulb is the most useful. It can be used like any other onion – raw, cooked, pickled etc.
Name: Allium is the ancient Latin name for garlic.
Other Names: White Wild Onion
More information: USDA PLANT profile