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Geyer's Onion

Allium geyeri




First Noted by Expedition
May 30, 1806, on the east bank of the Clearwater River northwest of Kamiah in Idaho County, Idaho.
 

Description
Bulb growing to 1.5 ft (0.45m).
 

Habitat
Low meadows and by streams in the Rocky Mountains.
 

Range
Western North America—Washington, Texas, Oregon, New Mexico, Nevada.
 

Note
Native Americans used Geyer's onion as a flavoring in soups, though they also occasionally ate them raw.
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