Allium tribracteatum is a small onion plant producing a stem only a few centimeters long from an oval-shaped bulb. There are two leaves which are usually much longer than the stem. The inflorescence contains up to 30 petite white to purple flowers, each less than a centimeter long. Tepals are white to pink with red or purple midveins; anthers purple; pollen gray.
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- CalFlora taxon report 237, Allium tribracteatum Torrey (three bracted onion, threebract onion)
- Jepson Treament, University of California, Berkeley . accessed 3.20.2013
- Flora of North America v 26 p 269, Allium tribracteatum
- United States department of Agriculture Plants Profile, Allium tribracteatum
- Torrey, John. 1857. Reports of explorations and surveys : to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, made under the direction of the Secretary of War 4(5): 148.
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