Taxon  Report   211 
Allium membranaceum  Ownbey
Papery onion
Allium membranaceum
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
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Allium membranaceum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Allium membranaceum
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Genus: Allium
Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Allium membranaceum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Pacific Bulb Society:  Description and photos of this plant.

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2016).

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