Taxon  Report   196 
Allium haematochiton  S. Watson
Red skinned onion,  Redskin onion
Allium haematochiton
© 2017 Keir Morse
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Allium haematochiton
© 2017 Keir Morse
Allium haematochiton
© 2017 Keir Morse
Allium haematochiton, 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 haematochiton
© 2017 Keir Morse
Genus: Allium
Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Allium marvinii
More information about  Allium haematochiton
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 25, 2017).

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