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 (uncommon in Mountains of GA-NC-SC & Coastal Plain of GA)

Look for it in bottomland forests, pastures, on roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Allium canadense   FAMILY Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium canadense var. canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-35-002a:
Allium canadense var. canadense   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Allium canadense

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic


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image of Allium canadense, Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm160206_974

February    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Bulb not divided into flat-sided segments; coat fibrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Allium canadense, Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm080517_017

May    McCormick County    SC

image of Allium canadense, Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm110511_430

May    Edgefield County    SC

The terminal umbel is usually a mixture of bulblets and flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Allium canadense, Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic

Keith Bradley    kab_allium_canadense_7185

May    Lexington County    SC

image of Allium canadense, Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_allium_canadense_3

May        

Though native, often appearing weedy, per Weakley's Flora.