A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Taper-tip Onion (Allium acuminatum)

Labyrinth Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA,  6/2013

Labyrinth Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 6/2013.

All species of wild onion, including this one, are edible. This species is also call Hooker’s onion, after William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), the notable director of England’s famous Kew Gardens.  All wild onions have been eaten by native tribes and animal species over the ages.  We’ve posted several alliums we’ve found (and eaten) in our pacific northwest travels. We have yet to see the desert species first recorded by Lewis & Clark.

Labyrinth Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA  6/2013.

Labyrinth Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 6/2013.

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