Nodding Onion : Allium cernuum
There is a good chance that a relative of this plant is the namesake to the city of Chicago. The Algonquin word “chigagou” references “wild onion”. Accordingly, humans have long used the fragrant bulbs for seasoning and pickling.
Soft, grassy leaves rise to a pink flowered cluster that “nods” toward the ground like a shepherd's hook. Propagate it yourself by dividing the bulbs or harvesting its mesmerizing black seeds each summer.
It grows in a variety of conditions, looking its best in small groups.
Portland Plant List species
Xerces Society - pollinator value species
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