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Alliaceae

Allium canadense var. canadense L.

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Variety Parent: canadense Status: Invalid Reason: unverified

Common Names:

  • CANADA GARLIC - English, United States of America
  • WILD GARLIC - English, United States of America
  • WILD ONION - English, United States of America
  • CANADA WILD ONION - English, United States of America

Morphological Description

Diagnosis: Leaf blades 1–5 mm wide; flowering stem 15–50 cm tall, naked above the flat, solid, subbasal leaves (this character is important in distinguishing this taxon from A. vineale, which has +/- cylindrical hollow leaves up to or near middle of the flowering stem); flowers all or mostly replaced by bulbils; perianth segments when present 4–7 mm long, white to pink.

Other

Notes: Open woods, fields, roadsides, other open areas; widespread from East TX and Gulf Prairies and Marshes w to East Cross Timbers; se Canada and e U.S. w to SD and TX. Mar–May. [Allium acetabulum (Raf.) Shinners] The presence of bulbils in the inflorescence is of prime importance in recognizing this variety. (canadense: of Canada)