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Allium sanbornii  Alph. Wood  var. sanbornii 
Sanborn's allium,   Sanborn's onion
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, and also found in Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).
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Parent: Allium sanbornii
Genus: Allium
Family: Alliaceae  
(Liliaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Toxicity: MINOR

Ultramafic affinity: 3.4 - strong indicator

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

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

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALSAS)

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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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 02/05/2023).