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Allium atrorubens  S. Watson
Dark red onion,   Darkred onion
Allium atrorubens is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Allium
Family: Alliaceae  
(Liliaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Allium atrorubens from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALAT)

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ID Tips on PlantID.net

[Wikipedia] Range: Allium atrorubens is a species of wild onion known by the common name dark red onion. This plant is native to the southwestern United States where it grows in the sandy soils of the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin and higher-elevation deserts in Nevada, eastern California (San Bernardino, Kern, Mono, Inyo and Lassen Counties) southwestern Utah (Kane, Millard and Beaver Counties), northwestern Arizona (Mohave and Coconino Counties). (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).