Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 13 taxa in the family Alliaceae, Onion family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spring Starflower, Spring Star, Star of Bethlehem
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Tristagma uniflorum   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tristagma uniflorum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipheion uniflorum 041-34-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, suburban woodlands, bottomlands, disturbed places

Rare, commonly cultivated and escaping

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Crow Garlic, Onion Grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium vineale   FAMILY: Alliaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium vineale ssp. vineale   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium vineale 041-35-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in lawns, pastures, other disturbed places

Common

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Allium canadense   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium canadense var. canadense   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium canadense var. canadense 041-35-002a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, pastures, on roadsides

Common (uncommon in Mountains of GA-NC-SC & Coastal Plain of GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion need picture of leaf or frond of Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion need picture of flower of Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion need picture of fruit of Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion
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speaker icon Common Name: Mobile Onion
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Allium mutabile   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium canadense var. mobilense   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium canadense var. mobilense 041-35-002b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, prairies

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Cuthbert's Onion
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY: Alliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium cuthbertii 041-35-003   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, granite domes and flatrocks

Uncommon to rare (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Keever’s Onion, Brushy Mountain Onion
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Allium keeverae   FAMILY: Alliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium cuthbertii 041-35-003?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in thin soils around rock outcrops, receiving nutrient-rich seepage and occurring with many strict calciphiles (endemic to the Brushy Mountains of Alexander and Wilkes counties, NC)

Rare, endemic to two NC counties

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flatrock Onion
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Allium speculae   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium speculae   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in seepy edges of vegetation mats on Lithonia granitic gneiss (and on sandstone in northeast AL)

Rare (an endemic)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Leek, Yorktown Onion
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium ampeloprasum   FAMILY: Alliaceae
(?) INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium ampeloprasum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium ampeloprasum 041-35-004   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on roadsides and other disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Onion, Nodding Wild Onion
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium cernuum   FAMILY: Alliaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium cernuum var. cernuum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium cernuum 041-35-005   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it generally in open woodlands or around outcrops of shale, mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks, in the mountains at low elevations

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Glade Onion, Prairie Onion
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Allium stellatum   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium stellatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in limestone glades, calcareous prairies, calcareous barrens

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ramps, Red Ramps, Rampscallions, Wild Leek
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Allium tricoccum   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium tricoccum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium tricoccum 041-35-007   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in cove forests and mesic slope forests

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Garlic, Grace Garlic
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nothoscordum bivalve   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nothoscordum bivalve   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium bivalve 041-35-008   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it around granite flatrocks, in glades and barrens of various kinds, in open woodlands, and also weedy in fields and along roadsides

Common (rare in Mountains of SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Cultivated Garlic
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Allium sativum   FAMILY: Alliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium sativum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in gardens, trash heaps, fields

Commonly cultivated, rarely occurring as a waif or persistent in gardens

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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