Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in lawns, pastures, other disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender/White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
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 (5/21/15):
Allium vineale   FAMILY Alliaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Allium vineale ssp. vineale   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-35-001:
Allium vineale   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Crow Garlic, Onion Grass


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image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm51809_019

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Young flowerhead enclosed by broad papery bract with long tapering point, per www.plant-identification.co.uk

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm52609_040

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm52910_314

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm53110_196

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Allium vineale

JK Marlow    jkm0406d_36

June    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

image of Allium vineale

JK Marlow    jkm0506f_05

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowers, if present, pinkish, on stalks c 10-20mm long, per www.plant-identification.co.uk

image of Allium vineale

JK Marlow    jkm0506f_3637

June    Pickens County    SC

Roadside

image of Allium vineale

JK Marlow    jkm130603_200

June    Greenville County    SC

A membranous spathe surrounds the inflorescence & extends into a slender beak, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Allium vineale

JK Marlow    jkm130603_203

June    Greenville County    SC

Scapes erect; leaves cylindric, hollow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Allium vineale

JK Marlow    jkm130629_362

June    Greenville County    SC

Bulb composed of segments, flattened on 1 side, enclosed by a membranous coat, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm6309_007

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Bulbils putting out new shoots while still on the plant, per www.plant-identification.co.uk

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm6410_263

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm6411_175

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm6510_183

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Perianth urceolate to cylindric, stamens and stigma barely exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_18

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Umbel of bulbils or flowers or both. When flowers, usually 50 or more, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Allium vineale

Roxanna Martin    rlm7112009_9

July    Spartanburg County    SC