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Allium macropetalum

Desert Onion, cebollin

Allium macropetalum
Allium macropetalum
Allium macropetalum

Life form2, 3: forb, perennial
Habitat: bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: basal or sheathing
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear or grasslike
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: white or whitish and red and purple
Flowering period2: Mar. to June
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis family)
Conserved or Obsolete Family1: Alliaceae (onion family),Liliaceae (lily family)
Status: widespread,common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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