OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Allium keeverae   FAMILY Alliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New Combinations, Rank Changes... Vascular Flora of se US (Weakley et al., 2017)
Allium keeverae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-35-003?:
Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Allium cuthbertii

 

COMMON NAME:
Keever’s Onion, Brushy Mountain Onion


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image of Allium keeverae, Keever’s Onion, Brushy Mountain Onion

David Campbell    mdc_3512

May    Alexander County    NC

Once considered to be merely a peculiar form of A. cuthbertii, per Weakley's Flora (2018).

image of Allium keeverae, Keever’s Onion, Brushy Mountain Onion

David Campbell    mdc_3512b

May    Alexander County    NC

Umbel hemispheric-globose; tepals medium-dark pink, per New Combinations, Rank Changes ... in Vascular Flora of se US II (Weakley et al., 2017).

image of Allium keeverae, Keever’s Onion, Brushy Mountain Onion

David Campbell    mdc_3521

May    Alexander County    NC

Consistently more robust than typical for A. cuthbertii & disjunct ~ 220km, per New Combinations, Rank Changes ... in Vascular Flora of se US II (Weakley et al., 2017).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Allium keeverae   FAMILY Alliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New Combinations, Rank Changes... Vascular Flora of se US (Weakley et al., 2017)
Allium keeverae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-35-003?:
Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Allium cuthbertii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4258

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Habitat: In thin soils around rock outcrops, receiving nutrient-rich seepage and occurring with many calciphiles, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

Inflorescence a hemispheric-globose umbel

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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