Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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

Arthur Meeks

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

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All Allium list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Allium canadense L. var. ovoideum Farw.
Allium canadense L. var. robustum Farw.
Allium mutabile Michx.

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