Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Commonly cultivated, rarely persistent

Look for it in gardens, trash heaps, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
Pinkish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Allium sativum   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium sativum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Garlic