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Allium stellatum, Wild Prairie Onion Seed Balls

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This edible native perennial have starry lavender umbels atop an 18" stalk. The leaves can be harvested in the late fall, whereas the bulbs the second year. The bulbs have a strong flavor, which can be tempered by boiling. Wild Prairie Onion is great plant for urban foraging, prairie and shoreline restoration projects, or an unusual addition to a rock garden.

Best sown in the fall, the Prairie Onion seeds require overwintering before germination.

Cultural History

Endangered in Tennessee. This plant has been used to treat numerous maladies, from colds to gastric distress.

A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

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Native to: Arkansas, , Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,  Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,  North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, 

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