Taxon  Report   195 
Allium fimbriatum  S. Watson  var. purdyi  (Eastw.) Ownbey & Aase
Purdy's onion
Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2011 Vernon Smith
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Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2014 Steve Matson
Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2014 Steve Matson
Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Genus: Allium
Parent Record Allium fimbriatum
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland
Toxicity: MINOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.4 (broad endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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PLANTS: Allium fimbriatum ssp. purdyi
PLANTS: Allium purdyi
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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: Feb 22, 2018).

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