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steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2013
10:56 PM

Post #9466440

Its perennial in my zone 9, clumping and smells strongly of onion.

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vngarden
Seattle, WA

March 30, 2013
6:43 AM

Post #9466594

You just answere your own question. It should be an Allium of some kind.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2013
7:59 AM

Post #9466645

ever planted 'top setting' or egyptian onions? Some ornamental kinds might do that too, I guess.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9466796

Yes, I knew it was some type of onion (allium) but if anyone can narrow it down further, I'd appreciate.
nel5397
Groveland, FL

March 30, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9466823

allium canadense( wild onion)
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2013
2:52 PM

Post #9466934

Is it edible and do people actually use it for anything that you know of?

greenthumb99

greenthumb99
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

March 30, 2013
4:28 PM

Post #9467026

The bulbs and other parts are edible and cultivated by some as a food crop. See for more: http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium+canadense
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 30, 2013
6:40 PM

Post #9467143

Thanks, greenthumb! It is growing right where I am about to plant lima beans so very glad you sent the link which says not to grow them near each other.

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