Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Allium canadense L. var. canadense image
Photographer: Arthur Meeks           

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Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Liliaceae
Allium canadense L. var. canadense
meadow garlic, wild garlic, wild onion
Allium: Latin for "garlic"
canadense: of or referring to Canada
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, onion odor; stems pithy, stout; from oval to conical bulb
Flower: white to pink, 6-parted, 1/2" wide, on 1/4"-1" stalks; inflorescence an erect, rounded cluster (umbel), flowers often replaced by stalkless, 1/4" bulblets; blooms May-June
Fruit:rarely-produced capsule
Leaf:grass-like, flat, only on lower third of the stem, bases clasping
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture, to wet; open woods, prairies
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Allium canadense L. var. ovoideum Farw.
Allium canadense L. var. robustum Farw.
Allium mutabile Michx.

         
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