Bulbs 1-5, without basal bulbels, ovoid, 1-1.8 × 0.7-1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brown, reticulate, cells fine-meshed, open, fibrous; inner coats whitish or brownish, cells intricately contorted, walls not sinuous. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 3-5, sheathing; blade solid, flat, channeled, 10-30 cm × 1-3 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, ± terete, 10-30 cm × 1-3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact or ± loose, usually 10-25-flowered, hemispheric-globose, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2-3, 1-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers campanulate to ± stellate, 6-9 mm; tepals spreading, bright yellow, sometimes tinged with red, fading with age and sometimes upon drying, ovate to lanceolate, ± equal, becoming papery and rigid in fruit, margins entire, apex obtuse or acute, midribs somewhat thickened; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crestless or rarely crested; processes 6, central, low, sometimes distinct or connate in pairs across septa, rounded, margins entire; style linear, ± equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed or obscurely lobed; pedicel 5-20 mm. Seed coat shining; cells smooth. 2n = 14. Flowering Apr--May. Rocky slopes and plains, mountains; 800--1400 m; Tex. Allium coryi is known only from western Texas.