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Allium parishii  S. Watson
Parish's onion
Allium parishii is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and also found in Arizona.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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Genus: Allium
Family: Alliaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Allium parishii from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Allium parishii is an uncommon species of wild onion known by the common name Parish's onion. It is native to the Mojave Desert and Sonoran Deserts of California (San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego Counties) and Arizona (Yuma and Mohave Counties). It grows on open dry, rocky slopes at elevations of 900?1,400 m (3,000?4,600 ft).[1][2][3][4] Allium parishii grows from a reddish-brown bulb just over a centimeter long and produces a scape up to about 25 centimeters tall. There is a single cylindrical leaf which is generally longer than the stem. The umbel contains up to 25 dark-veined pale pink flowers with narrow tepals between one and two centimeters long. Anthers and pollen are yellow. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

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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: 07/24/2024).