Allium canadense L.
  • Sp. Pl.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Allium canadense L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 26 Sep 2021'

General Information

"Bulb ovoid-conic, 1–3 cm, its coats fibrous-reticulate; stem erect, stout, 2–6 dm, leafy in the lower third; lvs elongate, flat, 2–4(–7) mm wide; bracts 2 or 3, broadly ovate, acuminate; fls when present pink or white, on pedicels 1–3 cm, often many or all of them replaced by sessile bulblets to 1 cm; tep withering in fr; fr not crested; seeds shining, finely alveolate, each alveolus with a minute central pustule; 2n=14, 21, 28. Open woods and prairies; N.B. to N.D., s. to Fla. and Tex. (A. mutabile) The common phase in our range is var. canadense, with many or all of the fls replaced by sessile bulblets, the fls, when developed, rarely producing fr. The strictly floriferous var. lavendulare (Bates) Ownbey & Aase occurs from Mo. to S.D., Okla., and n. Ark. Other floriferous vars. occur to the s. and w."

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    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Sp. Pl.

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