OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 14 taxa in the family Alliaceae, Onion family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spring Starflower, Spring Star, Star of Bethlehem

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Ipheion uniflorum   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tristagma uniflorum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ipheion uniflorum 041-34-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Commonly cultivated, escaping to lawns, suburban woodlands, bottomlands, disturbed places

Rare

Non-native: South America

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Field Garlic, Wild Onion, Onion-grass, Crow Garlic

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Allium vineale   FAMILY: Alliaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium vineale ssp. vineale   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium vineale 041-35-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, pastures, other disturbed places

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Onion, Meadow Garlic

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium canadense   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium canadense var. canadense   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium canadense var. canadense 041-35-002a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, pastures, roadsides

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Mobile Onion

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium mobilense   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium canadense var. mobilense   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium canadense var. mobilense 041-35-002b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Dry woodlands, prairies

Uncommon in GA, rare in Carolinas

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Cuthbert's Onion

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY: Alliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium cuthbertii 041-35-003   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, other dry sandy areas

Uncommon

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Keever’s Onion, Brushy Mountain Onion

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Allium keeverae   FAMILY: Alliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Allium cuthbertii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium cuthbertii 041-35-003?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: In thin soils around rock outcrops, receiving nutrient-rich seepage and occurring with many calciphiles

Rare (endemic to the Brushy Mountains in NC's nw. Piedmont (Alexander & Wilkes counties))

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Flatrock Onion

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium speculae   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium speculae   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Seepy edges of vegetation mats on Lithonia granitic gneiss and on sandstone in ne. AL

Rare

Native to Georgia & possibly South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wild Leek, Yorktown Onion, Elephant Garlic

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Allium ampeloprasum   FAMILY: Alliaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Allium ampeloprasum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium ampeloprasum 041-35-004   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides and other disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Onion, Nodding Wild Onion

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium cernuum   FAMILY: Alliaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Allium cernuum var. cernuum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium cernuum 041-35-005   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Generally in open woodlands or around outcrops of shale, mafic, ultramafic, or calcareous rocks, in the mountains at low elevations

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA & SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Glade Onion, Prairie Onion

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium stellatum   FAMILY: Alliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Allium stellatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Limestone glades, calcareous prairies, calcareous barrens

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Ramps, Rampscallions, Wild Leek

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium tricoccum   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium tricoccum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium tricoccum 041-35-007   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests and mesic slope forests

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Narrowleaf Ramps, White Ramps

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium burdickii   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium burdickii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Northern hardwood forests, primarily at higher elevations than A. tricoccum, also in cove forests and rich slopes

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Garlic, Grace Garlic

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Nothoscordum bivalve   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nothoscordum bivalve   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Allium bivalve 041-35-008   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Around granite flatrocks, in glades and barrens of various kinds, in open woodlands, prairies, and also weedy in fields and along roadsides

Common (rare in Carolina Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Cultivated Garlic

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Allium sativum   FAMILY: Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Allium sativum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Habitat: Gardens, trash heaps, fields; commonly cultivated, rarely occurring as a waif or persistent in gardens

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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