|Scientific Name||Nothoscordum bivalve||USDA PLANTS Symbol||NOBI2|
|Common Name||Crow Poison, False Garlic||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||503966|
|Family||Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis) formerly Alliaceae||SEINet
|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.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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