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Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum) - Wildflowers

Directory of Wildflowers

Nodding Wild Onion
Allium cernuum

Flowers of Nodding Wild Onion
Flowers of Nodding Wild Onion

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
1 - 2 Feet
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
4 - 8 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Pink
White
 
Bloom Season
July - August
 

Features

Nodding clusters of pink or white bell-shaped flowers. The flower stalk bend just below the flower head, causing it to 'nod'.

Culture

Full sun to light shade; does well in moist, well drained to dry sites.

Notes

Found in both woods and prairies.

The status of Nodding Wild Onion in Iowa is 'threatened'