Calflora
Taxon  Report   218    
Allium obtusum  Lemmon  var. obtusum 
Red sierra onion
Allium obtusum var. obtusum
© 2011 Steven Perry
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium obtusum var. obtusum
© 2011 Steven Perry
Allium obtusum var. obtusum
© 2012 Steven Perry
Allium obtusum var. obtusum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Allium obtusum var. obtusum
© 2016 John Doyen
Toxicity: MINOR
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium ambiguum
More information about  Allium obtusum var. obtusum
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 (ALOBO)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2018).

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