Taxon  Report   228 
Allium punctum  L. Henderson
Dotted onion,  Punctate onion
Allium punctum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Family: ALLIACEAE   (PLANTS: LILIACEAE)
Genus: Allium
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Allium miser
More information about  Allium punctum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 28, 2016).

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