Nodding Wild Onion
Allium cernuum

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) Other common names: Nodding Onion

French names: Ail penché

Family: Lily Family (Liliaceae), (Onion Family (Alliaceae))

Flowers: Summer;  White, Red/Pink;  6 parts (petals)

Leaves: Simple, Entire

Height: 30-60 cm (11-23 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Edible: Eminetnly edible, but this plant should never be harvested due to its rarity.

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 334   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: cernuum: nodding

For more information visit: Ontario Wildflowers

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Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) flowers

Nodding Wild Onion in full bloom.

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) flowers


Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) flowers

Closeup of the individual flowers.

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) flower buds

Flower head before the individual buds have poked out.

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) flower buds

Nodding Wild Onion flower buds.

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) flower buds

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) plants

Nodding Wild Onion plants afetr blooming.

Range map for Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum)

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