Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains of SC)

Look for it around granite flatrocks, in glades and barrens of various kinds, in open woodlands, and also weedy in fields and along roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (usually present at flowering)

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

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nothoscordum bivalve   FAMILY Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nothoscordum bivalve   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-35-008:
Allium bivalve   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nothoscordum bivalve

 

COMMON NAME:
False Garlic, Grace Garlic


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_nobi2_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm120326_013

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

The 6 tepals sometimes have a green or purple midrib on the back, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE False Garlic and Star-of-Bethlehem

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Keith Bradley    kab_n_bivalve_3775

March    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Scapes erect, terminated by membranous spathes and umbels of perfect flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_n_bivalve_3

March        

Stamens are about 2/3 the length of the tepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm0504f_09

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence a loose terminal umbel, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm080427_015

April    Pickens County    SC

granite outcrop

Leaves basal, linear, flat, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm080428_051

April    Pickens County    SC

A perennial plant from a small onion-like bulb without an onion-like odor, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm080428_051c

April    Pickens County    SC

The 6 tepals, about 0.5" long, are spreading and white, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_449

April    McCormick County    SC

Roadside

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmnbivalve_mcc2

April    McCormick County    SC