Taxon  Report   233    
Allium sharsmithiae  (Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal
Sharsmith's onion
Allium sharsmithiae
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
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Allium sharsmithiae
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Allium sharsmithiae
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Allium sharsmithiae, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Allium fimbriatum var. sharsmithiae
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Allium sharsmithiae
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Allium
Communities: Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 5.1; (broad endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Allium sharsmithae
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Allium fimbriatum var. sharsmithiae
More information about  Allium sharsmithiae
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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website references from Google

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 16, 2019).