Taxon  Report   8630    
Allium cepa  L.
Garden onion
Allium cepa
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
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Allium cepa
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Allium cepa, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is not native to California.

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Allium cepa
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Allium
Communities: escaped cultivar

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium cepa var. aggregatum
PLANTS: Allium cepa var. cepa
PLANTS: Allium cepa var. multiplicans
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More information about  Allium cepa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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 24, 2019).