Allium textile

Allium textile

A white-flowered onion of the Great Plains that thrives in dry soils.

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Textile Onion/White Wild Onion Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1 foot
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Season: May – June

More Detail:

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.

Pollinators: Bees

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.

Interesting Facts:

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

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs





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