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 (11/30/12):
Allium vineale   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

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