The delicate pink flowers of allium acuminatum
grow at the end of a short, leafless, greenish brown stem, and form a spherical cluster (umbel), containing between 10 and 40 branches. Each bell-shaped (campanulate) flower head has 6 small tetals, tapering to a point. The plant is relatively common and has a wide distribution, from Washington to southeast Arizona, favoring middle elevation areas. Like most allium species, the plants have edible bulbs, and a strong onion smell.