Taxon  Report   231    
Allium sanbornii  Alph. Wood  var. sanbornii 
Sanborn's allium,  Sanborn's onion
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2015 Tim Miller
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2015 Tim Miller
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2010 Sean B. Smith
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, Oregon.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Allium sanbornii var. sanbornii
© 2015 Jennifer Gibson
Genus: Allium
Parent: Allium sanbornii
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 3.4; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Allium sanbornii var. 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


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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).