|Scientific Name||Allium canadense var. canadense||USDA PLANTS Symbol||
|Common Name||Meadow Garlic||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||
Habitat: Various soils in prairies, brushlands, streambanks, rocky slopes, openings in woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial 8 to 24 inches tall; scapes (stems) 6 to 18 inches tall terminated by umbels of bulblets and a few flowers. At maturity, bulblets fall to ground and reproduce.
Leaves: A few (2 to 6) narrow, linear basal leaves 6 to 18 inches long with onion smell.
Inflorescence: A few flowers, 5/8-inch across, 6 white to pinkish tepals.
Bloom Period: April and May.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvgi.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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