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Allium burlewii

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Allium burlewii

Burlew's onion
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. burlewii
Binomial name
Allium burlewii

Allium burlewii is a species of wild onion known by the common name Burlew's onion. It is endemic to California, where grows in the granitic soils of several of the central and southern mountain ranges from Riverside and San Bernardino to Fresno and Monterey Counties, usually between 6,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level.[1][2]

Allium burlewii is a short-stemmed onion, from an oval-shaped bulb, with a scape rarely taller than 20 cm. It pointed a single long, pointed leaf up to 35 cm long. The inflorescence contains up to 20 dark-veined purple flowers each up to a centimeter long with dark purple anthers.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ USDA Plants Profile
  2. ^ a b Flora of North America
  3. ^ Photo gallery
  4. ^ Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley
  5. ^ Davidson, Anstruther. 1916. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 15(1): 17.

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