Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on roadsides and other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Allium ampeloprasum   FAMILY Alliaceae

(?) INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium ampeloprasum   FAMILY Liliaceae

(?) INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Allium atroviolaceum

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Allium ampeloprasum var. atroviolaceum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-35-004:
Allium ampeloprasum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Leek, Yorktown Onion


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image of Allium ampeloprasum, Wild Leek, Yorktown Onion

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_allium_ampeloprasum

June        

Umbel erect, globose, to 500-flowered. Flowers urceolate, tepals erect, per Flora of North America.