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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Allium sativum   FAMILY Alliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium sativum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cultivated Garlic


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image of Allium sativum, Cultivated Garlic

William Woodville's Medical Botany, 1793    wik_asativum_w_1793

        

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Allium sativum   FAMILY Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium sativum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

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

Habitat: Gardens, trash heaps, fields; commonly cultivated, rarely occurring as a waif or persistent in gardens, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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