Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA

Look for it in cove forests and mesic slope forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium tricoccum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-35-007:
Allium tricoccum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Validallium tricoccum

 

COMMON NAME:
Ramps, Red Ramps, Rampscallions, Wild Leek


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JK Marlow    jkm080421_068

April    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Large flat leaves, 2-3" wide and to 12" long, wither before flowering, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm140418_275

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaves usually absent at anthesis, blade tapering to long, slender petiole, per Flora of North America.

picture of Allium tricoccum, image of Allium tricoccum

JK Marlow    jkm140418_279

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Allium tricoccum, image of Allium tricoccum

Sam Pratt    sbp_20140418_134434

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Allium tricoccum, image of Allium tricoccum

JK Marlow    jkm160503_175

May    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaf stalks often have a reddish cast, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

picture of Allium tricoccum, image of Allium tricoccum

JK Marlow    jkm090707_049

July    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

picture of Allium tricoccum, image of Allium tricoccum

JK Marlow    jkm090707_054

July    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

picture of Allium tricoccum, image of Allium tricoccum

Tim Spira    tps_atricoccum_2

July        

2 glaucous leaves, with petioles 2-7cm long, are present from April into June, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Allium tricoccum, image of Allium tricoccum

Tim Spira    tps_atricoccum_wbee

July        

Numerous white flowers crowded in an umbel atop the naked stalk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.