Allium canadense var. canadense
Family: Amaryllidaceae
meadow garlic, wild garlic, wild onion
[Allium canadense var. ovoideum L.,  more...]
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Arthur Meeks  
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Allium: Latin for "garlic"
Plants: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb, onion odor; stems pithy, stout; from oval to conical bulb
Leaves: grass-like, flat, only on lower third of the stem, bases clasping
Flowers: white to pink, 6-parted, 1/2" wide, on 1/4"-1" stalks; inflorescence an erect, rounded cluster (umbel), flowers often replaced by stalkless, 1/4" bulblets; blooms May-June
Fruits: rarely-produced capsule
Habitat: dry, moderate moisture, to wet; open woods, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Christopher Noll  
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Christopher Noll  
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Christopher Noll  
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Arthur Meeks  
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Christopher Noll  
Allium canadense var. canadense image
Merel R. Black