Calflora
Taxon  Report   222    
Allium parvum  Kellogg
Dwarf onion,  Small onion
Allium parvum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium parvum
© 2012 Steven Perry
Allium parvum
© 2011 Steve Matson
Allium parvum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Allium parvum
© 2004 Dianne Fristrom
Family: ALLIACEAE  
Genus: Allium
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Allium modocense
PLANTS: Allium tribracteatum var. andersonii
More information about  Allium parvum
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 (ALPA3)

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 12, 2018).

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