Taxon  Report   195    
Allium fimbriatum  S. Watson  var. purdyi  (Eastw.) McNeal
Purdy's onion
Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2011 Vernon Smith
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Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2014 Steve Matson
Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2014 Steve Matson
Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Allium fimbriatum var. purdyi
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Genus: Allium
Parent: Allium fimbriatum
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 5.4; (broad endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium fimbriatum ssp. purdyi
PLANTS: Allium purdyi
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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 22, 2019).