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Parry's Onion
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About Parry's Onion (Allium parryi) Allium parryi is a North American species of wild onion known by the common names Parry's onion and Parry's fringed onion. It is common in the Coast Ranges of southern California and northern Baja California. It is also known from the southernmost reaches of the Sierra Nevada. Allium parryi produceds a reddish brown bulb roughly a centimeter long. It produces a short stem up to a maximum height of about 20 centimeters and a single cylindrical leaf which is generally a bit longer. The inflorescence contains up to 50 pink-veined white flowers which turn darker pink as they age. Each flower has narrow tepals less than a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
7.9 in (20.1 cm)

Flower Color
Pink, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
2262' - 7699'

Annual Precip. ?
10.6" - 33.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.32" - 3.06"

Coldest Month ?
31.8° F - 52.0° F

Hottest Month ?
60.0° F - 76.9° F

Humidity ?
1.56 vpd - 25.81 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Parry's Fringed Onion

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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