Allium cuthbertii

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Striped garlic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Allioideae
Genus: Allium
Species: A. cuthbertii
Binomial name
Allium cuthbertii
Small
Synonyms

Allium sanbornii var. jepsonii Ownbey & Aase ex Traub

Allium cuthbertii, common name striped garlic, is a plant species native to the southeastern United States. It occurs at elevations less than 300 m in Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and northeastern Florida.[1][2]

Allium cuthbertii produces egg-shaped bulbs up to 2 cm long. Scapes are round, triangular or square in cross-section, up to 40 cm tall. Flowers are about 8 mm across, white, pink or purple; anthers and pollen yellow.[1][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flora of North America v 26 p 241,Allium cuthbertii
  2. ^ BONAP (Biota of North America Program) floristic synthesis, Allium cuthbertii
  3. ^ Small, John Kunkel. 1903. Flora of the Southeastern United States 264, 1328.
  4. ^ Radford, A. E., H. E. Ahles & C. R. Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas i–lxi, 1–1183. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill