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San Bernardino Mountain Onion (Allium monticola)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 134128
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 10/13/2022

Where is San Bernardino Mountain Onion (Allium monticola) located in the wild?

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San Bernardino Mountain Onion can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve San Bernardino Mountain Onion (Allium monticola)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Allium monticola in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 100 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Allium monticola from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 20 maternal plants

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Taxon Allium monticola
Authority A. Davids.
Family Liliaceae
CPC Number 12388
ITIS 42646
Duration Perennial
Common Names San Bernardino Mountain Onion
Associated Scientific Names Allium monticola | Allium monticola subsp. keckii | Allium parishii var. keckii | Allium peirsonii
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