Friday, November 20, 2015

Red-Skinned Onion (Allium haematochiton)

4/17/05 Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Riverside County, CA

4/30/05 Roadside seep past Davy Brown Trailhead off Figueroa Mountain Road, Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, Santa Lucia Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara County, CA

4/30/05 Figueroa Mountain Road (ditto above).


COMMON NAME: Red-Skinned Onion

SPECIES: Allium haematochiton

FAMILY: Alliaceae (Onion & Garlic Family)


LOCATION: Vernal Pool Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Bulbs clustered, 2–3 cm, oblong, on short rhizome; outer coats ± red-brown; inner coats deep red to white

Stem 10–40 cm

Leaves 4–6, < or ± = stem, flat

Inflorescence: flowers 10–30; pedicels 7–15 mm

Flower 6–8 mm; perianth parts narrowly ovate, entire, white to rose, midveins darker; ovary crests 6, short, round, densely papillate

Ecology: Common. Dry slopes, ridges

Elevation: < 800 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges 

Distribution outside California: n Baja California

No comments:

Post a Comment