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Allium atrorubens

Allium atrorubens S. Watson

Dark Red Onion, Darkred Onion

Liliaceae (Lily family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Scape up to about 7 inches tall.
Leaf: Single slender leaf up to about 9 inches long, may wither before anthesis.
Flower: Umbel with 5-50 flowers.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Allium atrorubens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Allium atrorubens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Allium atrorubens


Record Modified: 2019-10-21
Research By: CBR

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