Wildlife Associations: Nectar source for bumblebees, honeybees, Anthophorine bees, and Halictid bees.
Restoration: Secondary species for augmenting restoration of rocky exposed areas with less disturbed soils.
Herbalism: Uses recorded for respiratory infections, colds, sore throat, somewhat like garlic or garden onions.
Edibility: Bulbs, leaves, and flowers are eaten either raw or cooked. Used as a staple in preparing soups, sauces, in pit cooking, and other uses.