Taxon  Report   191    
Allium falcifolium  Hook. & Arn.
Scytheleaf onion,  Sickle leaf onion
Allium falcifolium, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Allium
Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 4.2; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Allium breweri
JEF: Allium falcifolium var. breweri
More information about  Allium falcifolium
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 24, 2020).