Allium textile is a(n) perennial herb, which grows 1 dm to 3 dm in height. This species is commonly found throughout the Hills area; mixed grass prairies, sagebrush steppes, meadows, open pine forests, and clearings. The leaves are (2) 1-3 mm wide. Allium textile has white and rarely pink colors for the flowers that bloom from May to June.
Additional Notes: Textile onion is the most common wild onion on the prairie. It emerges early in spring when other forage is limited and then is readily grazed off by livestock. Production is very low. Milk cows eating textile onion will give onion-tainted milk.