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|Family: Alliaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Allium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Allium praecox Brandegee
Habit: Bulb 10--18 mm, ovoid to +- spheric; outer coat cells transversely elongate, in obscure, wavy herringbone pattern; inner coats white. Stem: 20--60 cm. Leaf: 2--3, 0.7--1.5 × stem, widely channeled or flat, keeled. Inflorescence: flowers generally 5--40; pedicels 15--40 mm. Flower: 8--12 mm; perianth parts +- spreading to +- erect, +- ovate, entire, pale pink, in fruit folded over fruit, papery, +- opaque, dull purple; ovary crests 3, minute, 2-lobed, central. Chromosomes: n=7.
Ecology: Uncommon. Shaded, grassy slopes; Elevation: < 800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SW (exc SnGb, SnBr); Distribution Outside California: northern Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Dale W. McNeal
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Allium platycaule
Next taxon: Allium punctum
Citation for this treatment: Dale W. McNeal 2016. Allium praecox, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=12626, accessed on September 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 30, 2016.