Calflora
Taxon  Report   213    
Allium munzii  (Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal
Munz's onion
Allium munzii
© 2000 Wayne D. Johnson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium munzii, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Allium fimbriatum var. munzii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Threatened and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Allium munzii
© 2003 Guy Bruyea
Family: ALLIACEAE  
Genus: Allium
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS + PLANTS: Allium fimbriatum var. munzii
More information about  Allium munzii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALMU6)

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 17, 2018).

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