Allium canadense var. mobilense

(Regel) Ownbey

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

Basionyms: Allium mobilense Regel
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.
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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

Distribution

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

Discussion

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

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.