Allium abramsii

Allium abramsii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Tribe: Allieae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. abramsii
Binomial name
Allium abramsii
(Ownbey & Aase ex Traub) McNeal

Allium fimbriatum var. abramsii Ownbey & Aase ex Traub

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. It is found in Fresno, Madera and Tulare Counties at elevations of 1400–2000 m.[1]


Allium abramsii 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 and yellow anthers. [1][2][3][4]


  1. 1 2 Flora of North America-Allium abramsii
  2. photo of herbarium specimen at Missouri Botanical Garden, isotype of Allium abramsii, collected in Fresno County
  3. Hickman, J. C. 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California 1–1400. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  4. McNeal, D. W. 1992. A revision of the Allium fimbriatum (Alliaceae) complex. Aliso 13(3):411–426.

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