Allium canadense var. mobilense

(Regel) Ownbey

Res. Stud. State Coll. Wash. 18: 188. 1951

Basionyms: Allium mobilense Regel Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 3: 121. 1875
Synonyms: Allium arenicola Small Allium microscordion Small Allium mutabile Michaux Allium zenobiae Cory
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 236. Mentioned on page 235.
Bulbs sometimes with 1–2 basal bulbels, 1–1.5 × 0.6–1.2 cm; inner coat cells sometimes contorted or with sinuous walls. Leaves 2–5; blade 1–2 mm wide, margins usually entire. Scape solitary, 10–30(–50) cm. Umbel 15–50-flowered, producing capsules and seeds, bulbils almost unknown; spathe bracts usually 3, lanceolate. Flowers fragrant, 4–6(–7) mm; tepals spreading, pink (rarely white), thin; pedicel usually filiform, subequal, 8–22 mm. 2n = 14, 28.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat: Usually in sandy or rocky soils, rarely on limestone or in clay, woods and prairies
Elevation: 0–300 m


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Mo., Okla., S.C., Tex.


Allium canadense var. mobilense extends on the coastal plain perhaps to the southern border of North Carolina.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


AuthorDale W. McNeal Jr. + and T. D. Jacobsen +
Authority(Regel) Ownbey +
BasionymsAllium mobilense +
DistributionAla. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Okla. +, S.C. + and Tex. +
Elevation0–300 m +
HabitatUsually in sandy or rocky soils, rarely on limestone or in clay, woods and prairies +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering Apr–May. +
Publication titleRes. Stud. State Coll. Wash. +
Publication year1951 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V26/V26 400.xml +
SynonymsAllium arenicola +, Allium microscordion +, Allium mutabile + and Allium zenobiae +
Taxon familyLiliaceae +
Taxon nameAllium canadense var. mobilense +
Taxon parentAllium canadense +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 26 +