Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Glade Onion, Prairie Onion
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Jeff Ausmus jma_allste
August Monroe County MI
Flowers stellate [star-shaped], the tepals spreading, per Weakley's Flora (2020).
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_a_stellatum_b
Scape nodding in bud, becoming erect in flower or fruit, per Weakley's Flora.
Jeff Ausmus jma_allste2
October Monroe County MI
Fruit is a chambered capsule about 1/8" across, each chamber containing a single black seed, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.
Native to Georgia
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6 tepals in two whorls of 3
Flowers in umbels
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