Allium serra

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Allium serra
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Allium serra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. serra
Binomial name
Allium serra
McNeal & Ownbey

Allium serra is a California species of wild onion known by several common names, including jeweled onion, pom-pon onion, and serrated onion.[1][2][3]

It favors hard soils with rock and clay, including serpentine soil.[4] It is found in the Coast Ranges of central and northern California, from Merced County to Humboldt County.[5]

Allium serra plant produces a small herringbone-patterned bulb an average of one centimeter in diameter. It has a long stem on which it bears a tightly bunched umbel of flowers. The attractive bright pink flowers are thimble or bell-shaped, often iridescent when new and becoming papery as they dry.[4][6]


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