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Allium shevockii

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About Spanish Needle Onion (Allium shevockii) Allium shevockii is a rare species of wild onion known by the common name Spanish Needle onion. It is found only in a limited area in the southern Sierra Nevada of California. The plant is endemic to southern California. Known locations occur in Spanish Needle Peak and Horse Canyon in the mountains of Kern County. The populations on Spanish Needle Peak are north of Owens Peak in the Sierra Nevada, near the boundaries with Tulare and Inyo Counties.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
4463' - 7395'

Annual Precip. ?
11.7" - 14.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.62" - 0.77"

Coldest Month ?
38.4° F - 49.5° F

Hottest Month ?
61.5° F - 71.6° F

Humidity ?
4.60 vpd - 25.05 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

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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