Allium hyalinum

Allium hyalinum is a California onion with small starry flowers that sparkle in bright sun. It is found in grasslands moist in the spring in the central and southern Sierra foothills. There are generally two forms, a white and a pink. This species is easy in culture and multiples very well.

The photos below were taken by Nhu Nguyen on CA HW49 near Yosemite National Park. The plants were growing out of a thin organic mat on rocky surfaces where a seep occurs.

Allium hyalinum, in habitat, Nhu NguyenAllium hyalinum, in habitat, Nhu NguyenAllium hyalinum, in habitat, Nhu Nguyen

Below are photos of a white form. Photo 1 was taken by Bob Rutemoeller and photos 2-5 were taken by Nhu Nguyen at the Tilden Botanic Garden.

Allium hyalinum, Bob RutemoellerAllium hyalinum, white form, Tilden Botanic Garden, Nhu NguyenAllium hyalinum, white form, Tilden Botanic Garden, Nhu NguyenAllium hyalinum, white form, Tilden Botanic Garden, Nhu Nguyen

Photo 1-3 were taken by Nhu Nguyen of white and pink forms. Photo 4 from Mary Sue Ittner shows the small bulbs on a 1 cm grid.

Allium hyalinum, white form, Nhu NguyenAllium hyalinum, pink form, Nhu NguyenAllium hyalinum, pink form, Nhu NguyenAllium hyalinum bulb, Mary Sue Ittner

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