Taxon  Report   217    
Allium obtusum  Lemmon  var. conspicuum  Mortola & McNeal
Showy red sierra onion
Allium obtusum var. conspicuum
© 2011 Steven Perry
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Allium obtusum var. conspicuum
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Allium obtusum var. conspicuum
© 2011 Steven Perry
Allium obtusum var. conspicuum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Allium obtusum var. conspicuum
© 2009 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Genus: Allium
Parent: Allium obtusum
Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Allium obtusum var. conspicuum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 24, 2019).