This member of the onion family has small, spherical bulbs that smell like onions.
Identification: The shape and color of the flowerheads are quite distinctive.
About 10-20 flowers form roughly spherical groups 2-3" (5-7.6 cm) in diameter. The flowers are on the boundary
between purple and pink.
Edibility: The onion bulbs and leaves are edible, though some are so strong as
to be unpalatable. In southern British Columbia, the Thompson Indians used to gather the
plants in the spring or fall, cooking them in pits.