Swamp onions don’t like swamps

A damp alpine meadow is perfect for the swamp onion (Allium validum) and in winter good drainage is needed in warmer damp climates as in the wild the roots will be frozen at that time of year. It is found in the wild from British Columbia to California and it is documented that it was eaten raw and cooked by the Cahuilla people in California.
This is one of the 80 plants in my book Around the World in 80 plants and an excerpt from the book is shown in one of the pictures here!
Most of the pictures here were submitted with the book but there was only space for two, so here they all are for the first time!

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