Taxon  Report   236    
Allium tolmiei  Baker  var. tolmiei 
Tolm's onion,  Tolmei's onion
Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
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Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei
© 2017 John Doyen
Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei
© 2017 John Doyen
Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei
© 2017 John Doyen
Genus: Allium
Parent: Allium tolmiei
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub

Toxicity: MINOR

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Allium cusickii
More information about  Allium tolmiei var. tolmiei
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).