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Abrams' allium (Allium abramsii)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 872513
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/23/2021

Where is Abrams' allium (Allium abramsii) located in the wild?


Granite sands in open coniferous forest; 1400-2000 m (FNA 2002a). (NatureServe 2022)


Allium abramsii is known only from the central Sierra Nevada (FNA 2002a). (NatureServe 2022)

States & Provinces:

Abrams' allium can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Abrams' allium (Allium abramsii)?

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Taxon Allium abramsii
Authority (Ownbey & Aase) McNeal
Family Liliaceae
CPC Number 449619
ITIS 506822
Duration Perennial
Common Names Abram's Onion
Associated Scientific Names Allium fimbriatum var. abramsii
Distribution Allium abramsii is known only from the central Sierra Nevada (FNA 2002a). (NatureServe 2022)
State Rank
State State Rank
California S3
Ecological Relationships


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