SOLVED: anyone recognize this onion-y plant?

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

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

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Seattle, WA

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

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

ever planted 'top setting' or egyptian onions? Some ornamental kinds might do that too, I guess.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

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

Groveland, FL

allium canadense( wild onion)

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

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

Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

The bulbs and other parts are edible and cultivated by some as a food crop. See for more:

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

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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