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Allium abramsii
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Scientific classification
Synonyms

Allium fimbriatum var. abramsii Ownbey & Aase ex Traub

Allium abramsii is a species of wild onion known by the common name Abrams' onion.

Description

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.

Taxonomy

The epithet abramsii commemorates LeRoy Abrams.

Distribution

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.

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