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Allium peninsulare Lemmon ex Greene
Family: Amaryllidaceae
wild onion
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Dean Wm. Taylor  
Bulbs 1-5+, increase bulbs absent or ± equaling parent bulbs, never appearing as basal cluster, not clustered on stout primary rhizome, ovoid to ± globose, 0.6-1 cm × 6-10 mm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brown to gray-brown, prominently cellular-reticulate, membranous, cells arranged in ± vertical rows, forming distinct herringbone pattern, transversely elongate, V-shaped, without fibers; inner coats white, cells not visible or arranged in vertical rows, forming distinct herringbone pattern, ± transversely elongate. Leaves persistent, withering from tip by anthesis, 2-3, basally sheathing, sheaths not extending much above soil surface; blade solid, subterete or ± channeled, straight to arcuate, 8-30 cm × 1-3 mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, solid, terete, 12-45 cm × 1-3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, loose, 5-35-flowered, hemispheric to conic, bulbils unknown; spathe bracts persistent, 2, 3-6-veined, lance-ovate to ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers campanulate, 8-15 mm; tepals erect, reddish purple, lanceolate to elliptic, unequal, outer tepals longer and wider than inner, becoming rigid and ± carinate in fruit, margins entire or inner minutely denticulate, never crisped, apex acute or short-acuminate, inner tepals spreading at tip, outer ± recurved; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen yellow; ovary crested; processes 3, central, 2-lobed, minute, margins entire; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed to distinctly 3-lobed; pedicel 8-40 mm. Seed coat dull; cells minutely roughened.
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Dean Wm. Taylor  
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Barry Breckling  
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Steven Thorsted  
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Victoria Marshall  
Allium peninsulare image
Barry Breckling  
Allium peninsulare image
Steven Thorsted  
Allium peninsulare image
Barry Breckling  
Allium peninsulare image
Barry Breckling  
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
Allium peninsulare image
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