Allium plummerae S. Watson
Tanner’s Canyon Onion
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Amaryllidaceae||Amaryllis family—plants that grow from bulbs. Includes onions and many others|
|Genus||Allium||Onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, scallions, etc.|
|Species||plummerae||Named by Edward Greene for Sara Allen Plummer (1836-1923), a botanist and expert on ferns and seaweeds|
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Allium plummerae description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Oct 2013.
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5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 9 × 8" (21 × 20 cm)
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