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Allium serra

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Allioideae
Tribus: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Subgenus: A. subg. Amerallium
Sectio: A. sect. Lophioprason
Subsectio: A. subsect. Acuminata
Species: Allium serra

Allium serra McNeal & Ownbey, Madroño 24: 25. 1977.
Native distribution areas:

McNeal, D.W. & Ownbey, F.M. 1977. Status of Allium serratum (Liliaceae) and Description of a New Species. Madroño 24(1): 24–29. JSTOR BHL Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Allium serra in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 24. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Allium serra. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 24. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Allium serra. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 24 2018.

Vernacular names
English: jeweled onion, pom-pon onion, serrated onion

Allium serra is a California species of wild onion known by several common names, including jeweled onion, pom-pon onion, and serrated onion.[1][2][3]

It favors hard soils with rock and clay, including serpentine soil.[4] It is found in the Coast Ranges of central and northern California, from Merced County to Humboldt County.[5]

Allium serra plant produces a small herringbone-patterned bulb an average of one centimeter in diameter. It has a long stem on which it bears a tightly bunched umbel of flowers. The attractive bright pink flowers are thimble or bell-shaped, often iridescent when new and becoming papery as they dry.[4][6]

McNeal, Dale W. & Ownbey, Francis Marion. 1977. Madroño 24(1): 25–28, figure 1
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Flora of North America Vol. 26 Page 263 Allium serra McNeal & Ownbey
Jepson Manual Treatment: Allium serra
Calflora Taxon Report 232, Allium serra D. McNeal & F. Ownbey, jeweled onion
United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile

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