Taxon  Report   177    
Allium atrorubens  S. Watson
Dark red onion,  Darkred onion
Allium atrorubens
© 2005 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium atrorubens
© 2009 Keir Morse
Allium atrorubens
© 2009 Keir Morse
Allium atrorubens, 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 atrorubens
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Allium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Allium atrorubens
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

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).