Taxon  Report   187    
Allium crispum  Greene
Crinkled onion
Allium crispum
© 2007 Lynn Watson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium crispum
© 2017 Rebecca Schoenenberger
Allium crispum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Allium crispum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Allium crispum
© 2017 Joe Engelbrecht
Genus: Allium
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 1.3; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium peninsulare var. crispum
More information about  Allium crispum
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

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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).