Rock Creek Area

The Sierra onion (Allium campanulatum) rises on a stout stem and usually has two long, thin leaves that wither before the flowers bloom. (Not in this case.) The inflorescence has 10 to 50 flowers each tiny flower is pink, purple, or less often white, and each petal has a dark-colored base. The petals are variable in shape, from narrow and very pointy to spade-shaped. The anthers are purple; pollen yellow.