Allium abramsii

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Liliidae
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Alliaceae
Genus: Allium
Species: Allium abramsii


Allium abramsii, (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal

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USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.


Allium abramsii is a species of wild onion known by the common name Abrams' onion.


Allium abramsii is endemic to the central Sierra Nevada in California, where it grows in the coniferous forest understory in granite sand soils.


This onion grows from one or more bulbs each just over a centimeter wide attached to a thick rhizome. It reaches a maximum height of about 15 centimeters with usually one curving cylindrical leaf. The inflorescence contains up to 40 pink or purplish flowers with lance-shaped tepals.

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