Taxon  Report   186    
Allium cratericola  Eastw.
Cascade onion
Allium cratericola
© 2010 Ron Wolf
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Allium cratericola
© 2009 Dee E. Warenycia
Allium cratericola
© 2008 George W. Hartwell
Allium cratericola, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Allium cratericola
© 2010 Ron Wolf
Genus: Allium
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 2.6; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium parvum var. brucae
PLANTS: Allium parvum var. jacintense
More information about  Allium cratericola
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 23, 2019).