Allium perdulce var. sperryi


Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. 18: 202. 1951.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 241.

Bulbs 1.5–2.5 × 1.6–2.8 cm. Leaf blade 1–3 mm wide. Tepals white or pale pink with deep pink midveins, aging to pink. Pedicel 10–17 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Apr.
Habitat: Rocky margins entire, apex obtuse or acute, slopes and plains
Elevation: 700–1500 m


Allium perdulce var. sperryi is a well-marked, polyploiid, geographic variant. Although both varieties of the species reach the same extremes of size, var. sperryi is, on average, considerably taller and stouter than var. perdulce. It also tends to have a larger number of flowers and longer pedicels. Distributions of the two varieties do not overlap.

Selected References


Lower Taxa