Allium parryi

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Parry's fringed onion
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. parryi
Binomial name
Allium parryi
S.Wats.
Synonyms[1]
  • Allium fimbriatum subsp. parryi (S.Watson) Traub & Ownbey
  • Allium kessleri Davidson

Allium parryi is a North American species of wild onion[2] known by the common names Parry's onion and Parry's fringed onion. It is common in the Coast Ranges of southern California and northern Baja California.[1] It is also known from the southernmost reaches of the Sierra Nevada.[3][4][5]

Allium parryi produceds a reddish brown bulb roughly a centimeter long. It produces a short stem up to a maximum height of about 20 centimeters and a single cylindrical leaf which is generally a bit longer. The inflorescence contains up to 50 pink-veined white flowers which turn darker pink as they age. Each flower has narrow tepals less than a centimeter long.[6][7]

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