Allium praecox

Early onion

  • Height:   1 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   flower
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   clustered
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   pink
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast
  • Water Requirements:   medium
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   70,000
  • 2543
  • 2544

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Allium praecox

Common Name:Early onion

Allium praecox, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California.

US Distribution:California
Plant Community(s):Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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