Taxon  Report   191 
Allium falcifolium  Hook. & Arn.
Scytheleaf onion,  Sickle leaf onion

Allium falcifolium
© 2007 Doreen L. Smith
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 and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Allium falcifolium
© 2006 David McClurg
Genus: Allium
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   4.2 (broad endemic / strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Allium breweri
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 30, 2015).

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