Taxon  Report   189    
Allium diabolense  (Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal
Diablo onion,  Serpentine onion
Allium diabolense
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium diabolense
© 2009 Lynn Watson
Allium diabolense
© 2003 Barry Breckling
Allium diabolense, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.

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Allium diabolense
© 2012 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Allium
Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 6; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Allium fimbriatum var. diabolense
ICPN: Allium diabloense
More information about  Allium diabolense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).