Botanical Name: Allium cernuum
Plant Family: Lily (Liliaceae)
Description: Soft, grasslike leaves and a 1-2 ft., leafless flowering stalk rise from a bulb. The stem bends so that the pink flowers, borne in a cluster at the top, nod toward the ground. An umbel of many pink or white flowers at the tip of a long, erect, leafless stalk, bent like a shepherd’s crook; a basal cluster of several long, narrow leaves. All parts of the perennial have a mild, oniony scent.
Growing Conditions: Sun, Moist soil.
Bloom Time: Mid, Jun-Aug
Bloom Color: Pink
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Attracts Butterflies like the Hairstreak and Hummingbirds. Nice nectar source.
Native Status: PA native, US native
Location in habitat: Pennsylvania Native Plant Society Demonstration Garden