Calflora
Taxon  Report   179    
Allium atrorubens  S. Watson  var. cristatum  (S. Watson) McNeal
Crested onion,  Darkred onion, Wild onion
Allium atrorubens var. cristatum
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Allium atrorubens var. cristatum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Allium atrorubens var. cristatum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Allium atrorubens var. cristatum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Allium atrorubens var. cristatum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Toxicity: MINOR
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium atrorubens ssp. inyoensis
PLANTS: Allium atrorubens var. inyoensis
PLANTS: Allium cristatum
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More information about  Allium atrorubens var. cristatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (ALATC)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2018).

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