Taxon  Report   174    
Allium acuminatum  Hook.
Taper tipped onion,  Tapertip onion
Allium acuminatum
© 2005 Norman Jensen
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Allium acuminatum
© 2015 John Doyen
Allium acuminatum
© 2005 Jerry Murray
Allium acuminatum, 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.

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Allium acuminatum
© 2018 John Game
Genus: Allium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 1.5; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium acuminatum var. cuspidatum
More information about  Allium acuminatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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 19, 2019).