A beautiful magenta wildflower – meet the Coastal Onion.

Bob Rutemoeller found this beautiful wildflower on the Point Arena - Stornetta Lands recently. It's Coastal Onion, also called Magenta Wild Onion, Allium dichlamydeum.

Coastal Onion by Bob Rutemoeller

This wildflower is a member of the Lily family. The flower head has many small flowers and the stem is quite thick. They grow about 3 to 5 inches tall on coastal bluffs. And, yes, they do have an onion smell!

Thanks to Bob for allowing me to share his photo with  you here.

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