Allium drummondii


Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 3: 112. 1875.

Synonyms: Allium helleri Small Allium nuttallii S. Watson Allium reticulatum var. nuttallii (S. Watson) M. E. Jones
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 239. Mentioned on page 226.

Bulbs 1–5, without basal bulbels, ovoid, 1–1.8 × 0.7–1.5 cm; outer coats enclosing 1 or more bulbs, brown, reticulate, cells fine-meshed, mostly closed in proximal 1/2 of bulb, fibrous; inner coats whitish or brownish, cells intricately contorted, walls usually not sinuous. Leaves persistent, green at anthesis, 2–5, sheathing; blade solid, flat, channeled, 10–30 cm × 1–3(–5) mm, margins entire. Scape persistent, solitary, erect, terete, 10–30 cm × 1–3 mm. Umbel persistent, erect, compact to ± loose, usually 10–25-flowered, hemispheric-globose, rarely replaced by bulbils; spathe bracts persistent, 2–3, 1-veined, ovate, ± equal, apex acuminate. Flowers campanulate to ± stellate, 6–9 mm; tepals spreading, white, pink, or red, rarely greenish yellow, ovate to lanceolate, ± equal, becoming papery and rigid in fruit, margins entire, apex obtuse or acute, midribs somewhat thickened; stamens included; anthers yellow; pollen light yellow; ovary crestless; style linear, equaling stamens; stigma capitate, unlobed or obscurely lobed; pedicel 5–20 mm. Seed coat shining; cells each usually with minute, central papilla. 2n = 14, 28.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Plains, hills, and prairies, particularly in limestone soils
Elevation: 0–1600 m


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Ark., Kans., Nebr., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Mexico.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Dale W. McNeal Jr. +  and T. D. Jacobsen +
Ark. +, Kans. +, Nebr. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Tex. +  and Mexico. +
0–1600 m +
Plains, hills, and prairies, particularly in limestone soils +
Flowering Mar–Jun. +
Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada +
Illustrated +
Allium helleri +, Allium nuttallii +  and Allium reticulatum var. nuttallii +
Allium drummondii +
species +