Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 390487
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): H. M. Hall & H. P. Chandler
Year Collected: 1900
Locality: Pineridge., Fresno, California, United States, North America
Elevation (m): 1615 to 1615
- Isotype: Ownbey, F. M. & Aase, H. C. 1972. Pl. Life. 28: 64.
Life History and Behavior
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled
This onion grows from one or more bulbs each just over a centimeter wide attached to a thick rhizome. It reaches a maximum height of about 15 centimeters with usually one curving cylindrical leaf. The inflorescence contains up to 40 pink or purplish flowers with lance-shaped tepals.