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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium speculae   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Flatrock Onion


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image of Allium speculae, Flatrock Onion

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_speculae

May        

Umbel erect, 10-15 flowered, hemispheric-globose. Tepals widely spreading, per Flora of North America.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium speculae   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2788

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia

Rare (an endemic)

Habitat: seepy edges of vegetation mats on Lithonia granitic gneiss and on sandstone in ne. AL, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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