Calflora
Taxon  Report   191    
Allium falcifolium  Hook. & Arn.
Scytheleaf onion,  Sickle leaf onion
Allium falcifolium
© 2006 David McClurg
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium falcifolium
© 2009 John W. Wall
Allium falcifolium
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Allium falcifolium, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Allium falcifolium
© 2007 Doreen L. Smith
Family: ALLIACEAE  
Genus: Allium
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 4.2; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Allium breweri
More information about  Allium falcifolium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALFA3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 15, 2018).

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