Nov. 10, 2018

tapertip onion, Allium acuminatum

Onions have been an eye opener for me. I started out appreciating them at the table. You've got to have onions on a burger. Then along came wild leeks. Onions were something you could find in the woods I spent so much time in. And they were part of the Appalachian and indigenous culture. Then, onions have flowers, mostly! Now, anywhere I go, I watch for our 96 species of onions, many of them very beautiful. Tapertip grows in AZ(S), CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY, and BC. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose Co CO, 6/20/13.