Taxon  Report   8630 
Allium cepa  L.
Garden onion
Allium cepa
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
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Allium cepa
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Allium cepa, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is not native to California.

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Allium cepa
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Allium
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
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PLANTS: Allium cepa var. aggregatum
PLANTS: Allium cepa var. cepa
PLANTS: Allium cepa var. multiplicans
PLANTS: Allium cepa var. proliferum
PLANTS: Allium cepa var. solaninum
More information about  Allium cepa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Aug 18, 2018).

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