Allium canadense

wild onion, meadow garlic

Alliaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1 ft    Width: 0.1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: winter dormant,spring ephemeral
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden, informal groundcover, or herb garden.
Considerations: Dies back during the summer and fall.
Propagation: Transplant bulbs, plant bulblets that are produced at the flower head, or grow from seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam
Soil pH Range: circum neutral

Ecology

Native Habitats: Ruderal, especially roadside ditches.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Ethnobotany: Add to your herb garden next to the chives. Leaves are solid (not hollow like chives and other onions) and can be used raw or cooked to add a mild garlicky flavor.
Other Comments: The inflorescence consists of a few long-stalked flowers with 6 tepals and many bulblets that tend to sprout in place. The first leaf from the bulblet tends to curl giving the structure a wild-haired appearance.