OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Hovering over an image will enlarge it (works better on desktop than on mobile).

camera icon A camera indicates there are pictures.
speaker icon A speaker indicates that a botanical name is pronounced.
plus sign icon A plus sign after a Latin name indicates that the species is further divided into varieties or subspecies.

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.

arrow

range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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 Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion need picture Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion need picture of Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion need picture of Allium mutabile, Mobile Onion
range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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

 


range map

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

 


drawing of Allium sativum, Cultivated Garlic need picture of Allium sativum, Cultivated Garlic need picture Allium sativum, Cultivated Garlic need picture of Allium sativum, Cultivated Garlic need picture of Allium sativum, Cultivated Garlic
range map

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

 


Your search found 13 taxa. You are on page PAGE 1 out of 1 pages.


"Invasions of nonnative plants into southern forests continue to go unchecked and unmonitored. Invasive nonnative plants infest under and beside forest canopies and occupy small forest openings, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use..., and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat." — James H. Miller, Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests