Allium cernuum

Nodding Wild Onion

Grasslike leaves and a 1-2 ft., leafless flowering stalk rise from a little bulb. The plant bends so that the pink flowers, borne in a cluster at the top, nod toward the ground. A flower cluster of many pink or white flowers at the tip of a long, erect, leafless stalk, bent like a shepherd’s crook; a basal cluster of several long, narrow leaves. All parts of the perennial have a mild, oniony scent. Note: all parts mildly poisonous.

Height: 1-2 Feet

Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Moist soils

Flowers: Pinky-white flowers in mid-summer

Attracts: Bulbs are eaten by mammals