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Up to two feet tall.
Have two to six leaves.
About 15 to 20 small pink flowers with
tiny pedicels, about half inch long, from a flower head about one to two
inches wide at the top of the stalk.
Each petal has six points with six
yellow stamens that extended beyond the petals.
From July to September look for pink
wild onion in native prairies that are not severely overgrazed.
Leaves have a strong odor and taste.
Most widely distributed of the native
Fruit is small containing one or two
Occasionally confused with the death
camas plant, which is poisonous.
"Highly palatable to cattle and sheep.
Provides a valuable forage for all livestock except horses, which rarely
utilize it." (Sedivec and Barker)