South Dakota Native Plant Research
Allium stellatum

Scientific Name

Allium stellatum


Download Seed: Pink wild onion seed is dark black in color. (52 KB)

Download Seedling: Allium seedling grown in research garden at Oak Lake Research Station near Brookings, SD. (126 KB)

Download Vegetative: The leaves are 1-4 mm wide. (117 KB)

Download Flowering: The inflorescence is an umbel. (59 KB)

Download Fruiting: Allium produces fruit in late August. (50 KB)

Download Preflower: Allium plant before flowering in late July. (50 KB)

Family Name


Common Name

Pink wild onion

Native American Name

Dakota: Psin


Allium stellatum is a(n) herb perennial, which grows 2dm to 6dm in height. This species is commonly found prairies and hillsides. The leaves are Slender lanceolate basal. Allium stellatum has pink deep pink flowers that bloom from July to September.

Horticulture Notes

Seed Collection: Collect seed in late August or September
Germination: Scarify or fall sow for spring germination
Vegetative Propagation: Seed
Soils: Medium
Light: Full sun
Water: Adequate
Notes: Seed will be black in color when mature and have an onionlike odor

Allium stellatum