Small Yellow Onion
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Amaryllidaceae||Amaryllis family—plants that grow from bulbs. Includes onions and many others|
|Genus||Allium||Onions, leeks, shallots, garlic, scallions, etc.|
|Species||flavum||“Yellow” (and here I thought it meant “tasty”)|
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Allium flavum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Jan 2011.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)