Calflora
Taxon  Report   232    
Allium serra  McNeal & Ownbey
Jeweled onion
Allium serra
© 2009 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Allium serra
© 2007 David A. Tharp
Allium serra
© 2003 Tim Sullivan
Allium serra, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Allium serra
© 2015 John Doyen
Family: ALLIACEAE  
Genus: Allium
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Valley Grassland

Toxicity: MINOR

Serpentine affinity: 2.6; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Allium serratum
More information about  Allium serra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALSE3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).