Taxon  Report   229    
Allium sanbornii  Alph. Wood
Sanborn's onion
Allium sanbornii
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium sanbornii
© 1997 Dean Wm. Taylor
Allium sanbornii
© 2015 Sierra Pacific Industries
Allium sanbornii, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Allium sanbornii
© Richard Hanes and CNPS
Genus: Allium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Allium sanbornii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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 22, 2019).