Nothoscordum bivalve

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Scientific Name Nothoscordum bivalve USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Crow Poison, False Garlic ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Various soil types in disturbed areas, prairies and open woods.
Plant: Erect perennial, up to 22 inches tall, usually smaller in dry areas; colony-forming; resembling an onion plant but without the odor.
Leaves: A few very narrow (~1/8-inch wide) grass-like basal leaves.
Inflorescence: Cluster (an umbel) of 6 to 12 flowers at top of leafless stalk, 6 to 12 white petal-like segments with narrow veins and yellow-green base; 6 yellow-orange anthers. Blooms close in cloudy or cold weather.
Bloom Period: Intermittently all year.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Corell and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Texas Status

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