Taxon  Report   2007    
Chlorogalum purpureum  Brandegee
Purple amole
Chlorogalum purpureum
© 1983 California Native Plant Society
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Chlorogalum purpureum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Chlorogalum purpureum
© Gladys Lucille Smith1999 California Academy of Sciences
Genus: Chlorogalum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Chlorogalum purpureum
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 17, 2019).