Allium canadense var. ecristatum


Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. 18: 193. 1951.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 236. Mentioned on page 235.

Bulbs without basal bulbels, 1.5–2 × 2–2.5 cm; inner coat cells somewhat contorted. Leaves 3–6; blade 1–5 mm wide, margins entire or denticulate. Scape solitary, 10–30 cm. Umbel 5–25-flowered, producing capsules and seeds, bulbils almost unknown; spathe bracts 3, ovate. Flowers fragrant, 5–7 mm; tepals erect, deep pink, ± thick; pedicel linear, stout, subequal, 15–22 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–early Apr.
Habitat: Known only from c coastal plain where it grows on prairies
Elevation: 0–200 m


Allium canadense var. ecristatum is endemic to Texas and was first published as a nomen nudum under A. reticulatum.

Selected References


Lower Taxa