Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4258

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, endemic to two NC counties

Look for it in thin soils around unusual "rich granitic" domes in the Brushy Mountains of Alexander and Wilkes counties, NC, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a hemispheric-globose umbel

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

LESS THAN WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY Alliaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-35-003?:
Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New Combinations, Rank Changes... Vascular Flora of se US (Weakley et al., 2017)
Allium keeverae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Allium cuthbertii

 

COMMON NAME:
Keever’s Onion, Brushy Mountain Onion


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picture of Allium cuthbertii, image of Allium cuthbertii

David Campbell    mdc_3512

May    Alexander County    NC

picture of Allium cuthbertii, image of Allium cuthbertii

David Campbell    mdc_3512b

May    Alexander County    NC

Umbel hemispheric-globose; tepals medium-dark pink, per New Combinations, Rank Changes ... in Vascular Flora of se US II (Weakley et al., 2017).

picture of Allium cuthbertii, image of Allium cuthbertii

David Campbell    mdc_3521

May    Alexander County    NC

Consistently more robust than typical for A. cuthbertii & disjunct ~ 220km, per New Combinations, Rank Changes ... in Vascular Flora of se US II (Weakley et al., 2017).