Allium canadense

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Scientific Name Allium canadense var. canadense USDA PLANTS Symbol
ALCAC
Common Name Meadow Garlic ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
182590
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet Reference
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Description 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 (petal-like segments).
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvgi.
Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Allium canadense var. fraseri USDA PLANTS Symbol
ALCAF
Common Name Fraser Meadow Garlic ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
526867
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sandy or rocky soils in woods or plains.
Plant: Erect perennial with usually one scape (stem) 8 to 20 inches tall terminated by umbels of flowers; no bulblets.
Leaves: A few (3 to 6) narrow, linear basal leaves 6 to 18 inches long with onion smell.
Inflorescence: Umbel with 10 to 30 or more flowers, 1/2-inch across, 6 white to pinkish tepals (petal-like segments) becoming papery with age, 6 stamens.
References: Descr. excerpts from SEINet and Vascular Plants of Williamson County.
Texas Status
Native

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