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Geyer's onion
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Allium
Species:
geyeri
Synonyms
  • Allium dictyotum Greene
  • Allium funiculosum A.Nelson
  • Allium pikeanum Rydb.
  • Allium fibrosum Rydb. 1897, illegitimate homonym not Regel 1887
  • Allium arenicola Osterh. 1900, illegitimate homonym not Small 1900
  • Allium rubrum Osterh.
  • Allium sabulicola Osterh.
  • Allium rydbergii J.F.Macbr.

Allium geyeri is a North American species of onion widespread in the western United States and in western Canada. It is found in the Rocky Mountain States from New Mexico to Idaho, Great Basin, the Pacific Northwest, Texas, South Dakota, Arizona, Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

varieties
  • Allium geyeri var. chatterleyi S.L.Welsh - Abajo Mountains in Utah
  • Allium geyeri var. geyeri - much of species range
  • Allium geyeri var. tenerum M.E.Jones - much of species range

Allium geyeri produces narrowly elongate bulbs up to 25 mm long. Flowering stalks can reach up to 50 cm in height. Flowers are bell-shaped to urn-shaped, pink to white with yellow pollen.

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