Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it generally in open woodlands or around outcrops of shale, mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks, in the mountains at low elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
White /Pink /Purplish
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium cernuum var. cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-35-005:
Allium cernuum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Allium cernuum

 

COMMON NAME:
Nodding Onion, Nodding Wild Onion